Bulgaria Adoption Program


Most children in need of adoption in Bulgaria are usually 2 years and up. Children are of Roma, 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.

Down Syndrome: Families open to adopting children with Down Syndrome can often be matched with a child in as little as 3 – 6 months, after the dossier is accepted at the Bulgaria Adoption Authority! Please contact bulgaria@ccaifamily.org for more information.

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!