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. If a family declines 3 referrals, Romania will pause the process until the family is reassessed through the home study process.
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.
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. With approval from the Romanian Social Worker, the bonding period may be outside of the child's location. For example, families may be able to take the child to adoptive parents' hometown. 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: $7500
Total Application, adoption education, dossier, translation and other paperwork processing fees: $7010-$9485
Total USCIS, Department of State and IAAME fees: $1695
Home Study and Post Placement fees: $7050
Home Study ($1900)
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
$5450 - $7800
Total in country fees for child’s adoption processing: $615
Total estimated adoption expenses: $29,870- $37,695 plus expenses for second trip
“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.”