Republic of Georgia Adoption
This program is: open
The Republic of Georgia adoption program was overhauled in 2003 and has remained stable since that time, although much of the process is unregulated. In 2010 , U.S. citizens adopted approximately 2 children from Georgia. Children available for adoption include boys and girls, ages 6 months and older, healthy and special needs. These children reside in orphanages and foster care.
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Travel required: One trip, both parents must travel (if married couple); in-country stay is approx. two weeks; after both parents meet the child, one may leave while the other remains.
Convention Country?: Yes
Singles accepted: Yes.
Other: Children must remain listed for six months on a registry giving preference to in-country adopters before becoming eligible for adoption by foreigners. Once children are identified for adoption, they are often placed in foster care.
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