Country Update: Poland

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Poland is OPEN to intercountry adoptions.

 

CCAI GENERAL OVERVIEW ON POLISH ADOPTION

Poland became a party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, and to the Hague Convention in 1995. The Central Authority through which all intercountry adoptions must be authorized is the Public Adoptive-Guardian Center (Publiczny Osrodek Adopcyjno-Opiekunczy). The Center maintains a list of all children available for adoption, and the children reside in orphanages until placed with a family.

 

The adoption process can take between 12-20 months to complete, and the approximate cost is between $25,000 and $35,000.

 

The above information was gathered from:
http://www.adoption.state.gov/country/poland.html

http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/poland_36412.html

http://www.theadoptionguide.com/options/adoption-from-poland.php
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POLAND ADOPTION INFORMATION

All of the information listed below is from the following source:
Poland Web Page, U.S. Department of State, Office of Children's Issues


Number of Adoptions to the U.S.

Fiscal Year Number
FY 2013 49
FY 2012 35
FY 2011 52
FY 2010 50
FY 2009 50
FY 2008 77
FY 2007 84
FY 2006 67
FY 2005 73
FY 2004 101

Hague Country: Yes


Central Authority: Public Adoptive-Guardian Center (Publiczny Osrodek Adopcyjno-Opiekunczy)

 

 

SPECIAL RULES/PROCEDURES

In addition to the U.S. requirements for prospective adoptive parents, Poland also has the following requirements for prospective adoptive parents:

 

Residency Requirements: There are no Polish residence requirements for prospective adoptive parents.

Age Requirements: Under Polish law, there are no formal, legal restrictions on the age of prospective adoptive parents. In practice, however, prospective adoptive parents may be up to 40 years older than the child.

Marriage Requirements: Both married and single prospective adoptive parents are permitted to adopt a child in Poland.

Other Requirements: Non-Catholic prospective adoptive parents are permitted to adoptive a child in Poland.