This spread sheet is intended to give you an overall comparison between Nightlight’s various inter-country programs. The information is abbreviated and some additional criteria may apply. Please ask for complete information on the country or countries of greatest interest to you from our international inquiry specialists at 859-263-9964 or www.nightlight.org

CountryAverage Time
Start to Finish
Age of Children AvailableTrip(s)Referral TimeProgram FeeTravel and
Other Costs
Parent’s AgeOther Child RestrictionsSinglesPP/PA ReportsHague CountryCoordinator

Albania

 

2-3 years2-7 years
special needs

 

8-15 years
non-special needs

1-2
(14+42)
1-2 years$18,500$21,980-
$38,725
25 and upNosingle females only6YesLisa W

Bulgaria

waiting children only

1-4 years1-15 years w/ special needs or siblings2
(6+3 to 10)
24-48 months$25,500$14,670-
$23,865
25 and upNoYes5YesKarson

Burkina Faso

2.5-4.5 years3+ mild to severe SN, older healthy1
(15)
12-36 months$27,000$17,560-
$29,175
30-551 or less
(unless a special needs child)
Noup to 18 yearsYesSamantha

China

1-3 years3+ years
special needs
1
(15)
12-18 months$13,840

$11,055-

$18,180

min 30
max 50 years between parent/child
5 or less; youngest ≥3 yearssingle females only6YesRebecca

Colombia

1-2 years2-10 years
special needs

 

10 years+
non-special needs/siblings

1
(3-6 weeks)
6-18 months$20,500$16,750-
$25,855
min 25
max 45 years between parent/child
NoYes5YesRenae
CountryAverage Time
Start to Finish
Age of Children AvailableTrip(s)Referral TimeProgram FeeTravel and
Other Costs
Parent’s AgeOther Child RestrictionsSinglesPP/PA ReportsHague CountryCoordinator

Dominican Republic

2.5-4.5 y 1.5-15 years1-2 1-3 years$21,000$15,315- $28,000min 30
min 15 years between parent/child
NoNo8YesSamantha

Haiti

3 years+6+ yrs healthy and SN, most 8+2
(15+6)
2 years+$27,000$13,983-
$20,968
30 to 50Nosingle females only9YesJordyn

Honduras

2-4 years5+, most 8+1-2
(10 + 28 days)
2-3 years$14,500$16,875-
$31,570
25 to 60Nosingle females onlyup to 18 yearsYesLisa W
China
(Hong Kong)

 


Waiting Child Program

18 months12 months+
special needs
1
(7)
6-10 months$11,000$12,905-
$19,195
25 and upNoYes10YesRebecca

India

2-3 years18 mos – 15 yrs SN, 10 yrs + healthy and 7+ siblings1
(1.5-4 weeks)
1-3 years+$16,750

$12,710-

$20,750

 

25 and up2 or less
(unless a special needs child)
maintain birth order
single females only6YesAngie
CountryAverage Time
Start to Finish
Age of Children AvailableTrip(s)Referral TimeProgram FeeTravel and
Other Costs
Parent’s AgeOther Child RestrictionsSinglesPP/PA ReportsHague CountryCoordinator

Jamaica

Relative adoption only

18 monthsNAVariesVaries$5500

$8,550-

$20,170

25 and upVariesVariesVariesNoRhonda

Liberia

9 mos – 2 years0-16 years1-2
(Varies)
NA

$14,150-

$17,850

$11,585-

$18,740

25 and up, 18 yrs older than the childNoYes2-4NoSamantha

Malawi

Not accepting new clients at this time

2 years2-6 years SN, 7-12 yrs healthy2
(7+14)
12-24 months$18,350

$15,845-

$22,990

25 and upNoYesup to 18 yearsNoLisa W

Mexico

2-3 years3+ years SN, 8+ non SN2-3
(varies)
12-24 months$20,500

$15,220-

$26,765

min 25
max 45 years between parent/child
NoYes6YesJulie

Nicaragua

1 parent must be a Nicaraguan citizen

N/A3 years+

1

(90-150)

12-36 months$17,000$16,575-
$29,065
25 to 503 or lessNoUp to 18 yearsNoLisa W.
CountryAverage Time
Start to Finish
Age of Children AvailableTrip(s)Referral TimeProgram FeeTravel and
Other Costs
Parent’s AgeOther Child RestrictionsSinglesPP/PA ReportsHague CountryCoordinator

Nigeria

2-3 years2-15 years
minor/non special needss
2
(6 weeks + 2-3 weeks)
OR
6+ months

(age 0-2) 2+ years

(age 3+) 1+ years

(age 8+) 6 months

$16,700$25,795-
$38,995
25 and upmaintain birth ordersingle females onlyup to 18 yearsNoJordyn

Romania

1 parent must be a Romanian citizen

Not accepting new clients at this time

18-24 months6+ years3
(35+5+10)
12-24 months$13,500$16,495
$23,715
21 and upNosingle females only9YesViktoriia
ROC
Taiwan

 

2 years3 years+
moderate special needs5 years+
non-special needs
1-2
(7-42+2-7)
6-12 months$20,500$13,665-
$21,485
25 to 553 or lessNo8NoLiana/ Renae

Samoa

3-6 years1.5-5 years mild to severe SN, 5+ healthy1
(10-14 months)
18-48 months$31,100$13,153-
$26,699
23-55NoYes3NoSamantha

Ukraine

10-12 months4+ years
severe special needs8-10 years+
mild/moderate special needs
3
(15+3+21)
2-3 months$19,000$8365-
$14885
21 and upNoNoUp to 18 yearsNoViktoriia
CountryAverage Time
Start to Finish
Age of Children AvailableTrip(s)Referral TimeProgram FeeTravel and
Other Costs
Parent’s AgeOther Child RestrictionsSinglesPP/PA ReportsHague CountryCoordinator

United Kingdom

Relative Adoption Only

18 monthsNA3+
(90)
12-24 months$7,500Varies21 and upNoYesVariesYesRhonda
CountryAverage Time
Start to Finish
Age of Children AvailableTrip(s)Referral TimeProgram FeeTravel and
Other Costs
Parent’s AgeOther Child RestrictionsSinglesPP/PA ReportsHague CountryCoordinator