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parenting The Best Countries to Adopt From  

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List Rules Vote up the top countries for domestic and international adoption

List of the best countries to adopt from, ranked by adoptive parents and experts in the field. Hundreds of thousands of children are adopted each year. In the United States, most adoptions stem from the U.S. foster care system, but more and more children are being adopted internationally each year. There are many considerations to keep in mind when choosing which country is right for your family. How long do you want to wait? What age child are you looking to adopt? Are you interested in adopting siblings?

If you are looking to adopt in China, you must be over 30 years old. Korea, however will not adopt to couples who are over the age of 45. Guatemala offers adoption to a wide range of ages and marital statuses, but there is a wait period of anywhere from 3 months to over a year.

Korean children are generally very healthy as the country has a great medical system. Parents both home and abroad are finding wonderful children by adopting from the U.S., plus Americans don't have to worry about citizenship and travel for their new family member.

Vote for which country you think is the best for adoption and leave a comment if you would like to share any helpful advice with perspective parents.
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407 132
Russia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Russia Moscow

2
333 114
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Ukraine Kiev

3
274 94
Germany is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
jz8333 added Germany Berlin

4
296 107
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Bulgaria Sofia

5
290 110
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Latvia Riga

6
126 30
Greece is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Ozturk Yalcin added Greece Athens

7
451 279
Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kazakhstan Astana

8
279 168
Mali is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
adoptioninternational added Mali Bamako

9
251 150
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
adoptioninternational added Senegal Dakar

10
431 287
Japan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Japan Tokyo

11
421 280
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
South Korea Seoul

12
356 233
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Vietnam Hanoi

13
422 284
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Philippines Manila

14
504 347
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Taiwan Taipei

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15
449 305
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Mexico Mexico City

16
475 325
Kyrgyzstan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

17
395 264
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Colombia Bogotá

18
846 611
India is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
India New Delhi

19
430 291
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
United States of America Washington, D.C.

20
404 271
Uganda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Uganda Kampala

21
378 251
El Salvador is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
El Salvador San Salvador

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22
426 288
Ghana is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Ghana Accra

23
413 278
Cameroon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Cameroon Yaoundé

24
448 305
Jamaica is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Jamaica Kingston

25
370 245
Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Cambodia Phnom Penh

26
357 235
Kenya is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kenya Nairobi

27
470 322
China is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
China Beijing

28
431 292
Congo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Congo Brazzaville

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29
440 299
Sierra Leone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Sierra Leone Freetown

30
423 286
Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Nigeria Abuja

31
432 293
Ethiopia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Ethiopia Addis Ababa

32
345 226
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Thailand Bangkok

33
393 263
Guatemala is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Guatemala Guatemala City

34
428 290
Haiti is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Haiti Port-au-Prince

35
790 569
Liberia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Liberia Monrovia

36
437 297
Rwanda is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Rwanda Kigali

37
735 527
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Morocco Rabat

38
993 726
Nepal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Nepal Kathmandu

39
1,438 1,369
Poland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Poland Warsaw