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Countries at a Glance

Facts to Consider When Choosing Your Adoption Program

South Korea
(program currently on hold)
ThailandIndiaUSA (HAI)
Age of Child18 – 24 months at
14 months and
up at referral
18 months & up10 – 14 days at
time of placement
Sex Mostly male
(cannot specify
Both boys and
Both boys & girls
(but mostly girls)
Male and Female
Time to Referral
2 – 3 years2½ – 3 yearsInconsistent (6 months – 3 years)9 ‒ 18 months
Health Info Received
with Referral
ComprehensiveLimited medicalLimitedComprehensive (child & familial)
Familial HistorySome birth &
familial history
included in
referral package
Some history
may be included
Some history may
be provided
Birth family history will be provided
Marital StatusNo singles –
married min. 3
Married min. 2
Single men and
women and married
couples (2 years)
Single, same sex,
heterosexual married
and common-law
couples (except Michigan)
Trip1 – 2 trips1 trip, approx. 3
1 trip, 3 weeks
(unless adopting
from Hyderabad,
then 2 trips)
Varies but should expect up to 45 days in country
Estimated Cost*$65,000 –
$67,000 CAD
$45,000 -
$47,000 CAD
$45,000 -
$47,000 CAD
$110,000 CAD and up

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

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