Romania Adoption

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About The Children

Children waiting in Romania for forever homes are 2 years or older. Sibling groups are also waiting.  Children have developmental or special needs.

Children referred are in need of a family for various reasons: poverty, unwed mother unable to care for the child, or one or both parents are deceased. Children may have been removed from their biological family due to social issues such as negligence, alcohol abuse, etc.

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


The Romanian government accepts applications from married couples and single women.
All parents must be at least 18 years older than the child they are adopting.
At least one parent must be a Romanian citizen.
Single applicants must have both Romanian and U.S. citizenship.
Romanian nationals must have a current Romanian passport or a current Romanian I.D. (CHI can help you obtain this if you do not have one).

Travel and Time Frame


Adopting from Romania is a 2-trip process. The first trip is 30-45 days, and the second trip is up to 30 days. ​

Time Frame

The approximate time from referral acceptance to travel is 2-4 months.


CHI has worked in Romania since the late 1990s.  We have an excellent team of professionals in the country to translate your documents, deliver them to the Ministry and work with you while in-country and at court.  Each case is unique, and we provide individual attention to you.  The Executive Director has been traveling to Romania for over 25 years and has an adopted daughter from Romania.  We look forward to helping you through your individual process.

Want To Learn More
About Romania?

CHI will be happy to talk to you to discuss your hopes and dreams concerning adopting from Romania.  Please contact us for a confidential conversation about your questions and thoughts.

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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