Bulgaria Adoption

At this time, we are not accepting applications for our Bulgaria Adoption Program.

Parents will make only two short trips averaging five to eight days each. The majority of children available for adoption in Bulgaria have an olive complexion, brown eyes, brown hair and are of Roma ethnicity or Turkish descent; however, many of the Bulgarian children are fair haired with light skin. Most of the children available for international adoption from Bulgaria were relinquished or abandoned at birth and are now in the care of the government.

Gladney has partnered with an accredited Bulgarian Agency to facilitate needs in country. The agency will receive dossiers from Gladney and then submit the dossiers to the Ministry of Justice, which is the branch of the government that processes the adoptions. Dossiers are reviewed by an International Adoption Committee comprised of a representative from 7 different branches of the government that deal with social services. The child's referral is assigned by the government of Bulgaria. Not only does adopting internationally assist families in achieving their dream of parenthood, but also fulfills the dream of children in orphanages who await the love of a family.

Children Available for Adoption

Boys and girls are available in the age range of 3-5 years and older.The current wait time for families is estimated at 24-26 months after their Dossier is registered at the Ministry of Justice in Bulgaria. However, wait times will vary depending on a family’s specific child preferences and openness to special needs.

Additionally there are many Waiting Children in Bulgaria who are in need of homes. These children are often older (over 7 years), part of older sibling groups, or have ongoing medical needs. If you are interested in viewing Waiting Children available in Bulgaria, please visit our Waiting Child website.

Gladney's staff is committed to assisting families interested in adopting from Bulgaria. To learn more about adopting from Bulgaria, please request one of Gladney's free, comprehensive Adoption Information Packets. Make your request on-line or by calling 1-800-INT-ADOP.


Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Drive | Fort Worth, Texas 76132-4122

Headquarters: 817-922-6000   Pregnant?: 1-800-GLADNEY
International Adoptions: 1-800-INT-ADOP
Domestic Adoptions: 1-800-687-3097
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