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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
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Greece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Ozturk Yalcin added Athens
3
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kiev
4
Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
jz8333 added Berlin
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Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Sofia
6
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Riga
7
Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Astana
8
Mali is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
adoptioninternational added Bamako
9
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
adoptioninternational added Dakar
10
Kenya is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Nairobi
11
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Hanoi
12
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Bangkok
13
Guatemala is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Guatemala City
14
El Salvador is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
San Salvador
15
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Seoul
16
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Bogotá
17
Cameroon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Yaoundé
18
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Washington, D.C.
19
Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Phnom Penh
20
Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Abuja
21
Uganda is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kampala
22
Congo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Brazzaville
23
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Manila
24
Haiti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Port-au-Prince
25
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Mexico City