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Countries at a Glance

Facts to Consider When Choosing Your Adoption Program

 Florida (ACF)South KoreaThailandIndiaUSA (HAI)
Age of Child10 – 14 days at
time of placement
18 – 24 months at
placement
14 months and
up at placement
18 months & up10 – 14 days at
time of placement
Sex Male and FemaleMostly male
(cannot specify
sex)
Both boys and
girls
Both boys & girls
(but mostly girls)
Male and Female
Time to Referral
(approx.)
9 – 18 months 3 - 10 months
from time file is
received in Korea
3 yearsInconsistent (within
2 years)
9 ‒ 18 months
Health Info Received
with Referral
Comprehensive
(child and
familial)
ComprehensiveLimited medicalLimitedComprehensive (child & familial)
Familial HistoryBirth family
history will be
provided.
Some birth &
familial history
included in
referral package
Some history
may be included
Some history may
be provided
Birth family history will be provided
Marital StatusSingle, same sex,
heterosexual married,
transgender and
common-law couples
No singles –
married min. 3
years.
Married min. 2
years.
Single men and
women and married
couples (2 years).
Single, same sex,
heterosexual married
and common-law
couples
Trip1 trip of 7 – 14
days
Two trips1 trip, approx. 3
weeks.
1 trip, 2 – 3 weeks
9unless adopting
from Hyderabad,
then 2 trips)
1 trip of 7 ‒ 14 days
Estimated Cost*$80,000 CAD ‒ $110,000 CAD$53,000 -
$55,000 CAD
$35,000 -
$37,000 CAD
$38,000 -
$40,000 CAD
$80,000 ‒ $110,000 CAD

*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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