Country Update: Thailand

thailand

 

Thailand is OPEN to intercountry adoptions (with certain restrictions).

 

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ALERTS & NOTICES

April 1, 2010 - Notice: Status of Intercountry Adoptions in Thailand

 

THAILAND ADOPTION INFORMATION

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


Number of Adoptions to the U.S.

Fiscal Year Number
FY 2013 36
FY 2012 57
FY 2011 44
FY 2010 53
FY 2009 56
FY 2008 59
FY 2007 66
FY 2006 56
FY 2005 71
FY 2004 70

Hague Country: Yes


Central Authority: Department of Social Development and Welfare (DSDW)

 

SPECIAL RULES/PROCEDURES

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

 

Residency Requirements: There are no residency requirements for intercountry adoptions from Thailand.

Age Requirements: Prospective adoptive parents must be at least 25 years old and 15 years older than the child to be adopted.

Marriage Requirements: A prospective adoptive parent can be single or married. If married, the prospective adoptive parent must have a legitimate spouse and must have been married for at least 3 years.

Income Requirements: While there are no formal income requirements, prospective adoptive parents must provide proof of income with their application.

Other Requirements: Prospective adoptive parents must be legally qualified under U.S. law to adopt a child.