Bulgaria's Special Needs Program
Highlights of Bulgarian Program
We are incredibly pleased to be able to offer a program for families that know that they have a gift to parent a child with even more special/needs above and beyond being a child who lacks a forever family.
The officials of Bulgaria have altered our ability to find homes for these children by allowing us to have information prior to being matched to a waiting family. As a rule, the Family Code of Bulgaria in conjunction with the Hague Treaty and Tree of Life Adoption Center, place families in process and within that documentation, the child that the family sees in their family is described in the family presentation. From the point that a family is registered as a prospective adoptive parent, they are considered a waiting for referral family and it is then determined what child will be matched to the family.
Our SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM works differently in that if you feel that you have time, space, commitment, medical insurance, and a desire to parent a special child, we have been granted permission by the Ministry of Justice to share on an individual basis children who are identified and waiting so that they can have the greatest opportunity to have a family. This program can be approached in two ways: one method is to become a client of TOL by placing an application, when and if accepted, receiving and returning your contract and beginning the steps to become paper ready. We can assist you in locating an agency that is geographically near your home to prepare your home study: we will work with you to multi task and allow you to move forward in the timeliest way possible. At the time that we have information about children that fall within the parameters of the child you feel most able to parent, we will share those details with you; even if you are not fully paper ready, we can allow you to submit documentation to request the referral of a specific child. No child will be considered yours except when the MOJ officially offers you the referral for that child, however, most families will have their request honored if the MOJ reviews your information and can see your desire to parent that child.
The second method is to become part of a want to consider special needs adoption from Bulgaria list of waiting pre-adoptive parents: if we receive information on children who are waiting, we can send you the children‘s information (no information will be posted on our site as this is not allowed by country law). If you see your child, we can then begin the process to become a client and submit documents to request a specific child: you can then be very initiative to bring your documents together. Ideally, having your home study, dossier and USCIS approval will give you an advantage to commit to a child, however, we do not have to submit the entire packet to request your family be considered for a specific child.
Please keep in mind we cannot post these children on our site and will only provide this information to individual families on a one on one basis.
We have a document that allows you to very specifically indicate to both TOL and the MOJ the parameters of the child you see as yours. Please let us know if this is the program you feel is right for you and your family. Some advantages are that travel can be one parent only, two trips; one, at the time of referral and one to bring your child home much faster.
If you have additional questions about adopting a child in Bulgaria, please feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org