International Adoption


KidsFirst International Adoption places children from the ages of 1 year to 16 years. In recent years, we see mostly school age children or children with special needs. We are committed to finding loving homes for these children, and we work closely with adoptive families to understand their hopes and preferences. Sibling groups are also looking for homes.

Due to Hague requirements, all adoptive families must complete a minimum of 10 hours of adoption-related education before their home study can be finalized. We have partnered with Adoption Learning Partners and other professionals to offer this education online. The fees are set by ALP and are subject to change. KidsFirst also maintains a lending library and educational resource binder, both of which are available to families at all times.

We are very intentional in our work with children and families. If it is too much for the family, the child will not benefit from that placement. This is the reason we want to understand your limitations, taking into consideration the personalities and ages of other children at home and your life commitments and expectations.

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Adoption from Bulgaria

  • Children range in age from 2 to 15 years old.
  • Couples and single women
  • Must be at least 25 years old
  • Cannot be more than 50 years older than the child

Adoption from the Dominican Republic

  • Married couples only
  • Must be married at least 5 years
  • Must be at least 30 years old, and no more than 50 years older than the child

Adoption from Poland

  • Couples and single women
  • Couples must be married for at least 3 years
  • Must be at least 25 years old, and no more than 40 years older than the child
  • At least one parent must be a US citizen

Adoption from Ukraine

Adoptions from Ukraine are currently on hold because of uncertainty related to the war with Russia. 

  • Children from Ukraine are typically 5 years of age or older
  • Couples
  • Must be at least 25 years old, and no more than 50 years older than the child

IAAME and Hague Accredited

KidsFirst Adoption is accredited through Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME).

We are one of a handful of Hague-accredited international adoption agencies  and have been Hague-accredited since 2007.

The Hague Convention has been ratified by more than 75 countries and was created as a way to establish protections for children, birth parents, and adoptive parents. Our commitment to ethical adoption practices means we only work in countries which have a clear process for declaring children orphans and in need of an adoptive family.