WAITING CHILDREN

Project HOPEFUL is not an adoption agency. Project HOPEFUL assists adoption agencies in advocating for particular waiting children from around the world. If you are interested in joining our efforts by becoming a Child Sponsor or if you are seeking to adopt a child living with HIV or other special needs, you may email us at Waiting Children.

If you are an agency representative and would like for Project HOPEFUL to advocate for a particular child, please email us for more information.

Blessings on the journey!

These children have been waiting for a family to find them and commit to bringing them home. They are truly overlooked. Each child has a FIG Fund that will help offset adoption costs for his or her forever-family once they are officially matched. Funds donated to a child will stay with that child and will be released as expense reimbursements once a family is officially matched with the child. If, for some reason, the funds can not be used by that child, Project HOPEFUL will re-allocate the funds to another waiting child.

Please help us identify a home and a forever family for these children or consider making a tax-deductible gift to help get them home. To protect their privacy, we have changed their names on this site.

Note: these children are being advocated for by the agency listed under their name. Project HOPEFUL does not have independent information about any of these children.

Before checking the lists, check each country’s adoption requirements, to see if you are eligible to adopt there.

LATIN AMERICA

Latin America
Due to listing restrictions, these children’s country is not listed. Contact the agency for more information, then check the country’s requirements here.

Costa Rica
To adopt from Costa Rica, one must be 25 to 60 years old. You may be married or single, but if married it must be for at least 5 years. For more requirements and information go here.

Peru
To adopt from Peru, you must be at least 25 and no older than 52. For more requirements and information, go here.

Colombia
To adopt from Columbia, you must 25 years old and at least 15 years older than the child to be adopted. For more information and requirements, go here.

Dominican Republic
To adopt from the Dominican Republic, both parents must be married and between 30 and 60 years of age, while being at least 15 years older than the child they wish to adopt. For more information and requirements, go here.

AFRICA

Uganda
This country’s requirements are under review. Contact the agency for more information.

Ethiopia
To adopt from Ethiopia, you must be at least 25 and no older than 65, and occasionally, the age difference between adoptive parent and adoptive child cannot be more than 40 years. For more requirements and information, go here.

EUROPE

E. Europe
Due to listing restrictions, these children’s country is not listed. Contact the agency for more information, then check the country’s requirements here.

Serbia
To adopt from Serbia, adoptive parents must be at least 18 years older and no more than 45 years older than the child. For more information and requirements, go here.

ASIA

S. Asia
Due to listing restrictions, these children’s country is not listed. Contact the agency for more information, then check the country’s requirements here.

China
To adopt from China, both parents must be between the ages of 30 and 50, unless it is a special needs adoption, then the ages are 30 to 55. For more information and requirements, go here.