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Countries at a Glance

Facts to Consider When Choosing Your Adoption Program

 
Florida (ACS)
Florida (ASF)ZambiaSouth KoreaThailandIndiaChina - WCP
Age of Child10 – 14 days at
time of placement
10 – 14 days at
time of placement
9 months + at
placement
18 – 24 months at
placement
16 months and
up at placement
Over 57 years and older at
referral
Gender Male and FemaleMale and FemaleMale and FemaleMostly male
(cannot specify
gender)
Both boys and
girls
Both boys and girls
but mostly girls
Male and Female
(mostly older boys
with special needs)
Time to Referral
(approx.)
9 – 18 months6 – 18 months 6 – 12 months3 - 10 months
from time file is
received in Korea
2½ yearsInconsistent (up to 3
years)
1 – 2 years (from
when your dossier is logged in at the
CCCWA)
Health Info Received
with Referral
Comprehensive
(child and
familial)
Comprehensive
(child and
familial)
Comprehensive
including test
results.
ComprehensiveLimited medicalLimitedDetailed medical
Familial HistoryBirth family
history will be
provided.
Birth family
history will be
provided.
Social, familial or
other history, if
known.
Some birth &
familial history
included in
referral package
Some history
may be included
Some history may
be provided
None
Marital StatusMarried couples
only.
OpenMarried minimum
1 year. Single
women accepted.
No singles –
married min. 3
years.
Married min. 2
years. Singles
can adopt special
needs.
Single men and
women and married
couples (2 years).
Married min. 2
years. Also open to
single females.
Trip1 trip of 7 – 14
days
1 trip of 7 – 14
days
One trip lasting
estimated 5 – 9
months.
Two trips 1 trip, approx. 3
weeks.
1 trip, 2 – 3 weeks 13 – 17 days
Estimated Cost*$22,550 CAD
PLUS
$53,500 USD +
$22,550 CAD
PLUS
$43,000 USD +
$26,000 CAD
PLUS
$26,500 USD
$51,000 -
$53,000 CAD
$35,000 -
$37,000CAD
$38,000 -
$40,000CAD
$47,000 -
$49,000CAD

*Please note:
Estimated costs may not include some flights, meals, incidentals, etc. Please confirm all costs with Program Manager prior to submission of fees.

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