ATTENTION: Kids to Adopt has CLOSED effective Oct 31, 2013.

Georgia Adoption Program

Program Status: CLOSED

- Georgia is a Hague Program -

Adoptable Children

The children available for adoption in Georgia range in age from 18 months to 15 years.  They are mainly Caucasian children, however, there are possibly some Eurasian or Asian children available.  All children are tested for HIV, TB, and Hepatitis prior to referral.  We place children from multiple regions in Georgia.  We are only placing special needs children in this program.

Eligibility

  • Single mothers and couples are allowed to adopt from Georgia, however single men are not permitted at this time.
  • Adoptive mothers must be no older than 50 years if they wish to adopt a child 2 years or younger.
  • Parents are only allowed a maximum of 2 divorces per adoptive parent.
  • There are no restriction on family size provided adoptive parents can show sufficient income and resources to care for their adopted child.
  • Parents should be in good medical health – if you are concerned that you have a disability that could affect your adoption, please let us know!

Procedures

The process and procedures for adopting from Georgia usually occurs as follows:

  • Obtain approval from the USCIS (Form I-800A).
  • After KTA receives a completed dossier from parents, we proof the dossier to the best of our abilities and send it to our Georgia coordinators.
  • Our coordinators proof and register your dossier with the Ministry office in charge of adoptions.  If approved by the Ministry, parents will receive a referral (usually takes from 1-6 months).
  • After acceptance of the referral, parents generally travel within 4-12 weeks for a trip of approximately 2 weeks long.
  • Parents will travel to visit the child and attend court.  Both parents must be present for the court hearing.
  • Adoptive parents complete embassy processes to bring their child home!
  • Parents must submit Post Adoption reports as required by Georgian law at the time of adoption.

NOTE:  The estimated time it takes to complete a Georgian adoption is 4 -12 months from submission of dossier, depending on a variety of factors.
Georgia Country Information