• married couples and single applicants can apply
  • the age of the applicants correlates with the adoptive child’s age
  • the applicant family can have biological or adopted children already in the family
  • good physical and mental health (psychologist’s statement)
  • preparedness for an adoption of a special needs child
  • adoption preparatory course
  • in addition to these, some of our contacts in Colombia have their own criteria

Families are sought for children

  • during the past years the children adopted from Colombia have been 0–6 years old
  • with special needs
  • also siblings and older children need families

Estimated waiting time

  • during the past years the waiting times have varied mostly between 1–2 year depending on the needs of the children and capabilities and wishes of the applicants

Adoption trip

  • the pick-up trip (2–5 weeks after the child proposal) takes about four weeks

Our cooperation contacts in Colombia

  • ·        Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar (ICBF)
  • ·        La Casa de la Madre y el Niño (LCMN)
  • ·        Fundación Ayuda a la Infancia Hogar Bambi Chiquitines
  • ·        Fundación CRAN

The costs in Colombia vary according to the contact. ICBF does not have any administration costs.

Interpedia has a country office and a representative in Colombia.

More information on Colombia: Marika Elmeranta, Senior Adoption Coordinator, marika.elmeranta(at) or 050-919 5380