• married couples and (restricted number of) single applicants can apply
  • couples should have a long and stable relationship and the duration of marriage at least one year
  • the applicants in the yearly quota can apply for a child under four years, the children may also have minor special needs
  • the applicants outside quota (applications re: special needs children and children over four years) should have adequate resources and social worker’s recommendation for an adoption of a special needs or an older child
  • the applicant family in the yearly quota can have one biological or adopted children already in the family
  • 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
  • the age of the applicants correlates with the adoptive child’s age
  • good health
  • adoption preparatory course

Families are sought for children

  • aged 1−9 years

Estimated waiting time

  • approximately two years
  • during the past years the waiting time has been 2−3 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, Senior Adoption Coordinator, tiina.hemming(at), tel. 050-469 9911.

Changes in the information on this page are possible.