• married couples and single applicants can apply
  • couples should have a long and stable relationship and the duration of marriage at least one year
  • the applicants should have adequate resources and social worker’s recommendation for an adoption of a special needs or an older child
  • the applicant family can have one biological or adopted child already in the family
  • if the application contains specialists’ medical reports or if the family has several children or the applicant is single, the decision of acceptance will be made by DCY Adoption Board case by case
  • good physical and mental health (not significantly overweight)
  • psychologist’s statement
  • adoption preparatory course

Families are sought for children

  • children with special needs or children over the age of four

Estimated waiting time

  • DCY official waiting time is 3–4 years
  • during the past years the waiting time has been 1−3 years

Adoption trip

  • the pick-up trip (minimum three weeks after the child proposal) takes about 3−4 weeks

Our cooperation contact in Thailand

  • Child Adoption Center, Department of Children and Youth (DCY)

More information on Thailand: Tiina Hemming, Adoption Coordinator, tiina.hemming(at), tel. 050-469 9911.

Changes in the information on this page are possible.