Finding loving homes for children
We know that children grow best in loving, stable and safe families. When we're unable to find an adoptive family to adopt a child in Colombia, we invite families like yours to adopt them.
Due to a variety of factors, such as poverty and violence, more than 5,000 children in Colombia need a safe, loving home. We work closely with Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Famiciar (ICBF), the central authority for adoption in Colombia, and partner with private orphanages to help children find a loving home.
Colombia country requirements
Meet the children
Children available for adoption from Colombia have varying special needs. There are also sibling groups, typically with at least one teen, who need a loving family.
If you seek to adopt children under the age of 9, you should be prepared for more significant medical and developmental needs.
Families of Colombian heritage may be eligible to adopt a healthy child of any age, depending on the age of the prospective adoptive parents.
Joanie, 12 Years Old
Joanie is a sweet, active little girl who is sociable and curious about the people around her. She likes to engage in conversations. She also enjoys painting, coloring, and swimming. She enjoys sports and dance activities and is able to participate, despite significant vision impairments caused by a medical condition. We recieved updated information on Joanie in March of 2018 and her caregivers describe her as a very sociable child who is motivated to try things until she can master them. In school she is 'receptive' and 'empathetic' and enjoys learning new subjects. Currently she is learning how to use Braille. Her favorite outfits include dresses and boots. For more information about Joanie, please contact your local adoption specialist or global worker today.
Sophia, 6 Years Old
Meet Sophia! Sophia is described by her caregivers as joyful, kind, playful, extroverted, and a truly resilient little girl in the face of challenges. She also loves to be active, engaging in sports and imaginary play(playing kitchen is her favorite!), taking walks and exploring, and playing with her favorite toys. Her favorite meal is chicken nuggets, but she also also enjoys fruits, rice, meats, and soups. Although Sophia experiences hearing difficulties, she is able to follow instructions given by adults and uses facial expressions and body language to communicate her needs and feelings. Overall, Sophia demonstrates good behavior, takes initiative, and adapts well to changes. During downtime, Sophia enjoys drawing and coloring and watching TV. Currently, Sophia participates in occupational and speech therapies, which she began in 2015. Her caregivers report these therapies are helping her to develop independence and autonomy in caring for some of her needs such as dressing herself with less and less help. Little Sophia is sure to be a bright light to a forever family! Learn more about Sophia and her story please contact your local and/or global worker.