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Programs at a Glance

 

An overview of our adoption programs appears below. Click on the country name for more detailed information. Please note that eligibility requirements for adoptive parents are usually determined by adoption officials in the child’s birth country, not WHFC. Criteria listed are not all-inclusive, as all programs also require proof of financial stability and may have other restrictions with respect to family composition, criminal history, physical and mental health. At this time there are limited programs open to gay or lesbian applicants, married or single; however, we welcome applications to our Colombia and Domestic (USA) Programs. Please contact us for more information on your program of interest.

 

Adopting from

Burundi

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Eligibility Criteria

MARRIED COUPLES
Age 30-55

Children Who Need Families

Age 2-10 years

Families may request gender when adopting children age 5+

Estimated Wait Time and Travel Requirements

FAMILIES NEEDED!

12-18 months for referral

One 3-4-week trip; travel 8-12 months after acceptance of referral

Adopting from

China

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Eligibility Criteria

MARRIED COUPLES and
SINGLE WOMEN
Age 30 or older

Youngest applicant no more than 50 years older than the child

Children Who Need Families

All ages 1-15 with mild to significant medical needs

Estimated Wait Time and Travel Requirements

FAMILIES NEEDED!

Under 6 months for referral
 
One 2-week trip; travel 5-6 months after referral; 9-10 months for non-dossier ready families matched with Special Focus Children

Adopting from

Colombia

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Eligibility Criteria

MARRIED COUPLES and SINGLE WOMEN and MEN
Age 25 or older

Oldest applicant no more than 45 years older than youngest child being adopted. Exceptions on case by case basis for up to a 50 year age difference between parent and child.

Gay or lesbian applicants welcome

Children Who Need Families

All ages 1-15
Sibling groups
Waiting children

Openness to mild/moderate medical needs required for children under age 8

Relative adoptions welcomed

Estimated Wait Time and Travel Requirements

FAMILIES NEEDED!

Children adopted through Kidsave will arrive home in under 1 year

12-24 months for referral; families of Colombian heritage can expect an expedited process

One 6-week trip travel about 8 weeks after referral

Adopting from

South Korea

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Eligibility Criteria

MARRIED COUPLES
Age 25-44

Age exception allowed for married couples ages 45-49 only if they meet at least one of the following additional criteria:
- Both spouses are
  Korean-American;
- At least one spouse
  is a Korean
  adoptee;
- Family has adopted
  from Korea
  previously

The approved home study must be complete before the applicants 45th or 50th birthday

Children Who Need Families

Toddlers ages 1-3
Twins (on occasion)

Estimated Wait Time and Travel Requirements

FAMILIES NEEDED!

Under 6 months for referral

Two trips of 7-10 days each; travel 9-15 months after referral

Adopting from

Philippines

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Eligibility Criteria

MARRIED COUPLES
Age 27 or older

Adoptive mother must be no more than 45 years older than the child

Children Who Need Families

Age 1-8


Relative adoptions welcome

Estimated Wait Time and Travel Requirements

FAMILIES NEEDED!

Up to 3 years for referral of children under age 5; 18-24 months for families of Filipino heritage or any family adopting a child over age 5

One 1-week trip; travel 4-6 months after referral

Adopting from

United States

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Eligibility Criteria

MARRIED COUPLES

SINGLE WOMEN and MEN

Adoptive parent(s) are selected based on expectant parent preferences

Open to WHFC full-service families only

Gay or lesbian applicants welcome

Children Who Need Families

Newborn infants

Estimated Wait Time and Travel Requirements

FAMILIES NEEDED for children of all races and ethnicities

Arrival 1-12 months after completion of home study; several factors influence wait times

Travel to child's birth place required

 

Wide Horizons For Children
375 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 800-729-5330
Email: info@whfc.org

 

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