Age: At least 25 Years old and up to 40 years older than the child.
Marriage: At least five years. One divorce accepted.
Children in the home: No limit.
Health: Physical/Mental Health Conditions: a doctor’s letter of approval is required.
Religion: Be able to provide a pastoral letter.
Criminal record: See ICA requirements. Country may not accept any past record.
Income: Meet standards given by the State of residency and USCIS
Travel: 30 to 40 days in two to three trips by both parents.
Residency requirements: No residency requirements, though family must meet the child before adoption.
Cost: Varies. See pilot program fee statement.
Wait time: Contact ICA for current wait times depending on child’s age and needs.
Age of children: 2 years old and up limited; greater in ages 6 and up given priority.
Special needs: Multiple siblings, older children and children with minor to significant physical and mental special needs.