Requrements

Requirements of Bulgaria

The adopting parent must have turned 18 years of age, his or her legal ability ought to be “sui juris” and he or she must have not been deprived of parental rights;

The adopting parent must be at least 15 years older than the child being adopted, unless spouses adopt and the requirement is satisfied for one of them, or unless a spouse adopts the child of his or her spouse;

The adopting parent ought to be in a good health condition and not have been convicted for crimes; 

No one could be adopted by two persons unless the latter are spouses;

No person older than 18 years of age could be adopted;

Twins are to be adopted only together. Siblings are adopted together as well if they have emotional bond with each other.

 

Requirements of the USA

 

The adopting parent must be a citizen of the USA;

In case both spouses adopt and one of them is not a citizen of the USA, the latter ought to reside in the US legally and also adopt the child;

If the adopting parent is not married, he or she must have turned at least 25 years of age. If spouses adopt, the age is irrelevant;

No denials for approvals of І-800А, І-600А, І-800 or І-600 over the course of the last one year should exist for wither of the applicants.