Romania Adoptions

Introduction

Parents walk along the beach with child and playfully lift him in the air

 The Romania program is a small one, open only to those who hold U.S. and Romanian citizenship. Agape Adoptions has received accreditation from the Romanian Office for Adoptions (ROA), now the newly formed adoption authority of National Authority for Protection of Children’s Rights and Adoption (ANPDCA). All adoptions from Romania are completed in accordance with the Hague Convention on inter country adoption. More information can be found here.


ABOUT THE CHILDREN

The Romanian Adoption Authority will match your family with a child three years of age or older. 


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Opposite sex married couples, legally residing in the United States, where at least one parent is a Romanian citizen. Please note that Romania will not permit same-sex couples to adopt.

Single applicants who hold US and Romanian citizenship

A valid Romanian passport is required as proof of Romanian citizenship

Parents must be at least 25 years old (USCIS requirement) and a minimum of 18 years older than the child they desire to adopt (Romanian requirement). 


Families must be financially stable.

There are no restrictions on number of other children in the home.



The Process

Little girl is tying her shoe while sitting on the step of her back door at home

  1. Complete adoption application for preliminary approval by Agape Adoptions.
  2. Complete adoption home study report. Generally, this take three to four months.
  3. Assemble, notarize, and submit dossier documents to Agape Adoptions.
  4. Submit and file immigration documents with the USCIS office.
  5. Upon completion, Agape Adoptions will submit the dossier to the adoption authority in Romania  for registration. The adoption authority will  provide a referral for your family.
  6. After returning home, six post-placement visits are required, every four months, for the first 24 months. Agape Adoptions will assist you with the processing of these reports for the adoption authority. 

Travel & Fees

Large commercial airplane representing the travel requirements and Romania adoption fees

Romania has a residency travel requirement for all international adoptions. Both parents (in two-parent families) must travel and effectively reside in Romania for a minimum of 30 days to interact and bond with the child they intend to adopt. One to three trips may be required to complete your adoption. All adoptions are finalized in Romania.


All fees are based on two adoptive parents and one adopted child. 

Total Agency Fees: $6500


Total Application, adoption education, dossier, translation and other paperwork processing fees: $6275-$7275


Total USCIS, Department of State and IAAME fees: $1695


Home Study and Post Placement fees: $4750

     Home Study ($1750) 

     Post Adoption fees ($375 per report, 8 are required for Romania)

Additional mileage and travel fees may be incurred for families located more than 100 miles from the main office, or city center of Spokane or Portland. Contact us for travel fees for Alaska residents.


Home Study Review Fee, for families completing a home study with another agency: $550


Total estimated travel fees, per trip

$3000 - $5500  


Total in country fees for child’s adoption processing: $615 


Total estimated adoption expenses: $24,585- $28,635 plus expenses for second trip 

M. Family

“Our working relationship with Agape Adoptions was amazing. The staff was extremely caring in helping us through the paperwork process and very quick to get back to us with all our questions.”

Have Questions? Ready to Apply? We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Information

15605 Main Street East, Sumner, WA 98390

(253) 987-5804

Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm, PST