ADOPTION

ADOPTION

We restore the right of children to have a family.

FANA is an institution authorized to carry out the adoption program in Colombia. FANA is licensed by ICBF and is governed by the Code of Children and Adolescents, the Colombian Adoption Guidelines and the HAGUE International Convention.

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You can email Families of FANA Western New York, Annie Dobies fanaadoption@gmail.com or Friends of FANA Minnesota, Marcia Abel info@friendsoffanaminnesota.org to get more information regarding international adoption with FANA.

SEE THE LEGAL COLOMBIAN ADOPTION GUIDELINES

NEW GUIDELINES FROM RESOLUTION 2551 29 MARCH 2016

 

Amended by resolution 4711 of 6 June 2019.

WHAT IS ADOPTION?

"Set of activities aimed at restoring the right of the child or adolescent to have a family"

"Adoption is, principally and par excellence, a measure of protection through which, under the supreme supervision of the State, the paternalial relationship between persons who do not have it by nature is irrevocably established."                                      (The Childhood and Adolescent Code)

Foreign families can adopt children 7 and older, sibling groups of three or more, and children of any age with medical need.

  • Colombian families can adopt respecting the age ranges. According to the immigration laws of Colombia, a Colombian Citizen can demonstrate their citizenship with a Cédula and Colombian Passport.  If your mother or father is Colombian, you have the right to ask for a Colombian Citizenship.

ADOPTION PROCESS

  • Be over 25 and be at least 15 years older than the child.

  • Demonstrate physical, mental, moral and social suitability.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADOPTION?

WHAT ARE THE AGE RANGES?

Age Ranges for Colombian heritage families

  • Applicants between 25 and 45 years – Children between 0 to 4 years, 11 months  

  • Applicants between 46 and 50 years - Children between 5 to 9 years old  

  • Applicants between 50 and 60 years - Children 10 and up

AUTHORIZED COSTS OF THE ADOPTION PROCESS

Process costs

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You can email families of FANA Western New York, Annie Dobies fanaadoption@gmail.com or Friends of FANA Minnesota, Marcia Abel info@friendsoffanaminnesota.org to get more information regarding international adoption with FANA.

If you are adopted and interested in getting your adoption documents find out more in the following section: