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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411 137
Russia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Moscow

2
341 117
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kiev

3
277 96
Germany is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
jz8333 added Berlin

4
297 110
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Sofia

5
292 112
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Riga

6
129 32
Greece is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Ozturk Yalcin added Athens

7
453 281
Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Astana

8
279 171
Mali is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
adoptioninternational added Bamako

9
422 281
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Seoul

10
251 151
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
adoptioninternational added Dakar

11
431 289
Japan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Tokyo

12
432 291
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Washington, D.C.

13
424 285
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Manila

14
357 234
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Hanoi

15
848 611
India is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
New Delhi

16
396 264
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Bogotá

17
504 347
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Taipei

18
414 278
Cameroon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Yaoundé

19
427 288
Ghana is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Accra

20
449 305
Jamaica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kingston

21
475 325
Kyrgyzstan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Bishkek

22
441 299
Sierra Leone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Freetown

23
450 306
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Mexico City

24
404 271
Uganda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kampala

25
378 251
El Salvador is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
San Salvador

26
370 245
Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Phnom Penh

27
357 235
Kenya is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Nairobi

28
470 322
China is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Beijing

29
431 292
Congo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Brazzaville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

39
1,440 1,369
Poland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
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