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.
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.
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 2024
You can email families of FANA Western New York, Annie Dobies firstname.lastname@example.org or Friends of FANA Minnesota, Marcia Abel email@example.com 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: