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

            Country Average Time
Start to Finish
Age of Children Available Trip(s) Referral Time Program Fee Travel and
Other Costs
Parent’s Age Other Child Restrictions Singles PP/PA Reports Hague Country Coordinator
Albania 18 months

2-7 years
special needs 

 

8-15 years
non-special needs

1-2
(14+42)
12 months+ $15,500 $22,255-
$35,155
25 and up No single females only 6 Yes Lisa W
Bulgaria 1-4 years 1-15 years 2
(6+3 to 10)
24-48 months $24,500 $34,920-
$38,920
25 and up No Yes 5 Yes Viktoriia
Burkina Faso 2.5-4.5 years 2-16 years 1
(15)
12-30 months $26,000 $16,360-
$23,910
30-55 1 or less
(unless a special needs child)
No up to 18 years Yes Sonja
China 1-2 years 2-14 years
special needs
1
(15)
12-18 months $12,840 $16,535-
$25,750
min 30
max 50 years between parent/child
5 or less; youngest ≥3 years single females only 6 Yes Rebecca/
Stephanie
Colombia 1-2 years

2-10 years
special needs 

 

10 years+
non-speical needs

1
(3-6 weeks)
6-18 months $21,600 $15,700-
$22,900
min 25
max 45 years between parent/child
No Yes 5 Yes Alyssa/
Liana
Haiti 3 years+ 6-15 years 2
(15+6)
2 years+ $26,000 $13,710-
$18,745
30 to 50 No single females only 9 Yes Jordyn/
Nicky
  Country Average Time
Start to Finish
Age of Children Available Trip(s) Referral Time Program Fee Travel and
Other Costs
Parent’s Age Other Child Restrictions Singles PP/PA Reports Hague Country Coordinator
Honduras 18 months 3-15yrs 1
(3 weeks)
12-36 months $13,500 $16,270-
$27,420
25 to 60 No single females only up to 18 years Yes Lisa W
China
(Hong Kong)
Waiting Child Program
18 months 12 months+
special needs
1
(7)
2-3 months $10,000 $11,915-
$16,815
25 and up No Yes 10 Yes Stephanie
India 2-3 years

2-10 years
special needs 

 

10 years+
non-special needs

1
(1.5-4 weeks)
1-3 years+ $15,750 $13,110-
$18,980
25 and up 2 or less
(unless a special needs child)
maintain birth order
single females only 6 Yes Jordyn/
Nicky

Latvia

Not accepting new clients at this time

1-2 years 2-15 years 3
(24+3+7)
6 months+ $16,000 $14,295-
$17,470
25 and up No single females only 3 Yes Liana

Malawi

Not accepting new clients at this time

2 years 2-14 years 2
(7+14)
12-24 months $16,850 $16,470-
$20,470
25 and up No Yes up to 18 years No Lisa W
Mexico 2-3 years 5-15 years 2-3
(varies)
12-24 months $23,000 $14,090-
$23,840
min 25
max 45 years between parent/child
No Yes up to 18 years Yes Julie
  Country Average Time
Start to Finish
Age of Children Available Trip(s) Referral Time Program Fee Travel and
Other Costs
Parent’s Age Other Child Restrictions Singles PP/PA Reports Hague Country Coordinator

Nicaragua

1 parent must be a Nicaraguan citizen

N/A 3 years+

1

(90-150)

12-36 months $16,000 $15,875-
$25,195
25 to 50 3 or less No Up to 21 years No Lisa W.
Nigeria 2-3 years

2-5 years
minor/non special needs 

 

5+ years non-special needs

2
(6 weeks + 2-3 weeks)
OR
6+ months

(age0-2) 2+ years

(age 3+) 1+ years

(age 8+) 6 months

$16,000 $25,690-
$37,975
25 and up maintain birth order single females only up to 18 years No Jordyn/Nicky

Romania

1 parent must be a Romanian citizen

Not accepting new clients at this time

18-24 months 3-15 years 3
(35+5+10)
12-24 months $12,500 $17,145-
$21,645
21 and up No single females only 9 Yes Liana
ROC
Taiwan
2 years

1 years+
special needs 

 

5 years+
non-speical needs

1-2
(7-42+2-7)
6-12 months $19,500 $11,925-
$16,775
25 to 55 3 or less No 8 No Liana
Samoa 3-6 years 0-16 years 1
(10-14 months)
18-48 months $30,100 $13,195-
$23,895
23-55 No Yes 3 No Sonja
Ukraine 10-12 months <5 years
speical needs
$nbsp;
7 years+
non-special needs
3
(15+3+21)
2-3 months $18,000 $9,165-
$13,645
21 and up No No Up to 18 years No Viktoriia
  Country Average Time
Start to Finish
Age of Children Available Trip(s) Referral Time Program Fee Travel and
Other Costs
Parent’s Age Other Child Restrictions Singles PP/PA Reports Hague Country Coordinator

Canada

Relative Adoption Only

18 months 6 months+ 3+
(90)
12-24 months $6,500 Varies 21 and up No Yes Varies Yes Rhonda
 

Iran

Relative or UAA Adoption

Not accepting new clients at this time

18 months 6 months+ Varies Varies $4,000-
$5,000
Varies Country Determines Varies Varies Varies No Rhonda
 

Jamaica

Relative or UAA Adoption

18 months 6 months+ Varies Varies $4,000-
$5,000
Varies Country Determines Varies Varies Varies No Rhonda

United Kingdom

Relative Adoption Only

18 months 6 months+ 3+
(90)
12-24 months $6,500 Varies 21 and up No Yes Varies Yes Rhonda
  Country Average Time
Start to Finish
Age of Children Available Trip(s) Referral Time Program Fee Travel and
Other Costs
Parent’s Age Other Child Restrictions Singles PP/PA Reports Hague Country Coordinator