Hungary Adoption

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About The Children

In Hungary, a family must be registered with the country to receive a referral. Hungarian children available for adoption are generally boys and sibling groups. Most children are over the age of three. Girls are referred occasionally.  Most children are of Roma descent, though children of European descent are also occasionally referred.  Children have special needs and can have developmental dely.

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


Hungarian law does not allow single parents to adopt.
Adoptive parents must be at least 16 years older than their adoptive child, but no more than 45 years older at the time of referral.
The adoptive child must be the youngest in the home.
There is no limit regarding the number of children already living in the home.

Travel and Time Frame


Hungary requires that both parents meet their child before completing the adoption. The total time required in-country is a minimum of 45 days.

Time Frame

There are about 12-24 months between dossier submission and receiving a referral and 1-2 months between referral acceptance and travel.


CHI has worked in Hungary since the late 1990s.  We have professionals happy to help you in-country as well as our U.S. staff ready to assist you through all the steps.  Please contact us for a conversation about your adoption.

Want To Learn More
About Hungary?

CHI will be happy to talk to you to discuss your hopes and dreams concerning adopting from Hungary.  Please contact us for a confidential conversation about your questions and thoughts.  Please also see the following sites.

Click here to go to the State Department Website!

Click here to go to the Centers for Disease Control Website on International Adoption!

Click here to go to the CIA World Factbook on all countries!

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

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