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Countries at a Glance

Facts to Consider When Choosing Your Adoption Program

 
Florida (ACS)
Florida (ACF)South KoreaThailandIndia
Age of Child10 – 14 days at
time of placement
10 – 14 days at
time of placement
18 – 24 months at
placement
14 months and
up at placement
18 months+ at time of proposal
Sex Cannot specify sexCannot specify sexMostly male
(cannot specify
sex)
Both boys and
girls
Cannot specify sex
Time to Referral
(approx.)
9 – 18 months6 – 18 months 3 - 10 months
from time file is
received in Korea
2½ yearsInconsistent (up to 3
years)
Health Info Received
with Referral
Comprehensive
(child and
familial)
Comprehensive
(child and
familial)
ComprehensiveLimited medicalLimited
Familial HistoryBirth family
history will be
provided.
Birth family
history will be
provided.
Some birth &
familial history
included in
referral package
Some history
may be included
Some history may
be provided
Marital StatusMarried couples
only.
OpenNo singles –
married min. 3
years.
Married min. 2
years. Singles
can adopt special
needs.
Single men and
women and married
couples (2 years).
Trip1 trip of 7 – 14
days
1 trip of 7 – 14
days
1 trip, approx. 3
weeks.
1 trip, 2 – 3 weeks
Estimated Cost*$22,550 CAD
PLUS
$53,500 USD +
$22,550 CAD
PLUS
$43,000 USD +
$51,000 -
$53,000 CAD
$35,000 -
$37,000CAD
$38,000 -
$40,000CAD

*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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