Bulgaria Adoption Program

The Republic of Bulgaria is a country in the European Union and is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. It has a current population of approximately 8 million people.

Bulgaria has been in existence since the seventh century and its capital is Sofia. Bulgaria was a part of the former Soviet Union for 50 years but has been its own independent country since 1991.  It is now a member of the European Union NATO, and the Council of Europe. The official language is Bulgarian. Bulgaria is famous for its industry, agriculture and is considered a key European energy center.

Most children in need of adoption in Bulgaria are usually 2 years and up. Children are generally healthy and are of Roma (gypsy), Turkish, and Caucasian descent.  The biggest need is for children 7 years and older and special needs children ages 3 years and older. Both girls and boys are available. Children live in orphanages or in small group and foster care settings. Parents can make requests as to age, health status, and gender.

There are estimates of over 7,000-15,000 children living in orphanages and foster homes in Bulgaria, although there are no clear statistics available from Bulgaria.   These are the children available for adoption.  Typically about 20% are orphans whose birth parents have died and 80% are social orphans whose birth parents are still living but who come from abandonment, abuse, neglect, and violence, or with parents who were drug addicts or alcoholics.

Older Child Adoption: Older child adoption can be a great option for families who are well educated and prepared. Click here to learn more.

CCAI has opened its doors to assist those families who wish to adopt to find loving, permanent homes for children living in Bulgarian orphanages and foster homes. CCAI offers professional and personal adoption services to orphaned children and adoptive families. Together we can make a difference in the lives of these beautiful and precious children!