Extreme poverty has led to the number of abandoned children in Nicaragua to reach an all time high.
Who Are the Children In Need of Families?
- Children range in ages from infancy to pre-teens
- Both boys and girls are in need of families; gender preferences may be specified
- Children are primarily of Hispanic descent
- Sibling groups may be in need of families, though the wait for young sibling groups could be considerable
- Children are generally healthy and most receive proper nutrition and medical care while in the foster care or orphanage system
- Children from Nicaragua may need to be placed in families through international adoption due to extreme poverty and lack of acceptance of unwed mothers
Who Can Adopt From Nicaragua?
- Married couples where both spouses are over 25 and under 55 years old at the time of dossier submission
- Upon consideration, Nicaragua may show flexibility (in age of parents) for older children
- Additional stipulations to apply for an orphan visa may be determined by a family’s government if the family lives outside of the United States
One trip to Nicaragua for approximately 12-20 weeks is required. Within a month or two of receiving their prospective match the family will travel to Nicaragua to begin the adaptation process. The child is placed immediately in the care of the family during this time. Both parents are required to be in country for the first few weeks. Only one parent is required to stay in Nicaragua for the entire lenth of the process.