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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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Russia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Moscow
2
Nepal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kathmandu
3
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kiev
4
India is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
New Delhi
5
Liberia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Monrovia
6
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Rabat
7
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Sofia
8
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Riga
9
Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Astana
10
Germany is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
jz8333 added Berlin
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Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Taipei
12
Kyrgyzstan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Bishkek
13
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Bangkok
14
Mali is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
adoptioninternational added Bamako
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Sierra Leone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Freetown
16
Guatemala is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Guatemala City
17
Rwanda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kigali
18
Cameroon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Yaoundé
19
Ethiopia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Addis Ababa
20
Congo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Brazzaville
21
Japan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Tokyo
22
Haiti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Port-au-Prince
23
Uganda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kampala
24
China is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Beijing
25
Ghana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
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