Ecuador Adoption

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About The Children

Children waiting in Ecuador for forever families are 3 years of age or older, sibling groups, and children that have special needs. Due to recent positive law changes in Ecuador, over 5,000 children are now available for adoption.

Ecuadorian children come from a variety of ethnic groups that make up Ecuador’s rich cultural heritage. These groups are Latino-Ecuadorian, African-Ecuadorian, and European-Ecuadorian.

Are you interested in Kinship-Relative Adoption? Contact us for more information.


Applicants should be 25 – 55+ years old. Both applicants much be 14 years older than the child and not more than 45 years older than the child. Some exceptions may be allowed on a case by case basis.
No more than three previous marriages per spouse. Couples should be married for at least 3 years.
Single women and men are allowed to adopt.
Psychological Evaluation Required
Adoptive parents must have clean criminal history records to adopt from Ecuador. (Some minor infractions occurring many years ago may be considered).

Travel and Time Frame


Adopting from Ecuador is a one-trip process about 6-9 weeks long.

Time Frame

The average time between referral and picking up the child is about 4-6 months.  The entire adoption process can take about 18-36 months.


CHI has worked with adoptions in Latin America for 25 Our team in Ecuador takes great care of our families from start to finish.  CHI’s International Specialist is an adoptive mom and also has over 25 years of experience.  She is bilingual and will be available should you have any questions before and during your stay. We look forward to helping you adopt from Ecuador!

Want To Learn More
About Ecuador?

CHI will be happy to talk with you to discuss your hopes and dreams concerning adopting from Ecuador.  Please contact us to schedule a phone call.  We are pleased to go over the entire process and answer any questions you might have.

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You may be eligible for the Adoption Tax Credit! For 2023 the maximum dollar limit for the Adoption Tax Credit is $15,950 per child. Contact your tax advisor for more information