Adoption Opportunities is alway looking for new countries to work with in an effort to give more prospective adoptive parents the possibility to become parents. We are pleased to announce that Adoption Opportunities has now been accredited in Poland. We are currently ironing out the last details and will be in a position to give our PAPs all information they might be looking for.
Poland is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Intercountry adoption processing in Hague countries is done in accordance with the requirements of the Convention as well as the legislation and regulations of Poland.
Who can adopt:
- Residency: There are no residency 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. Poland does not recognize same-sex marriage or civil unions; therefore same-sex couples are unable to adopt a child in Poland.
- Income: Poland does not have any specific income requirements for inter country adoptions.
- At the present time, Polish law requires both adoptive parents to have met the child prior to adoption.
Who can be adopted:
- Children under the age of 18
- Children with Special Needs or Medical Conditions ranging from minor to severe
The time frame to complete international adoption from Poland is currently about 12 to 16 months, depending on their preferences for age and gender, and country processes and children available. This time frame is subject to change.