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Bulgaria: A Country Update

06/02/2010 The information below was developed in part through the efforts of the U.S. Consular Office in Bulgaria. Our thanks to all Consular Officers for their work on behalf of the children of our world. Bulgaria, located in south-eastern Europe, … Continue reading

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Bulgaria: Intercountry Adoption Still an Option

07/18/2006 Despite persistent rumors to the contrary, there is no moratorium on Bulgarian intercountry adoptions. Last year, the U.S. Embassy in Sofia issued 29 IR-3 and IR-4 visas to Bulgarian orphans adopted by American families, and is currently averaging 1-2 … Continue reading

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Bulgaria: Availability of Children for Adoption

02/07/2006 Statement on Adoptions from the US Embassy in Bulgaria: (More information is available at http://sofia.usembassy.gov/adoption3.html) Availability of Children for Adoption Recent statistics reflect the following pattern for visa issuance to Bulgarian orphans adopted by American citizens: 2001 295 2002 … Continue reading

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Bulgaria: New Adoption Law

07/06/2004 Joint Council recently sent a letter to the Bulgarian Minister of Justice asking for clarification on a number of issues. In July 2003, the Bulgarian Parliament passed a new adoption law. This law requires adoptive parents to deposit their … Continue reading

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Bulgaria: The Bulgarian Family Act

07/2003 Recently there has been quite a bit of activity in Bulgaria regarding the laws pertaining to adoption. The Bulgarian Family Act has been rewritten and international adoptions are affected by the new laws. Here is an outline of the … Continue reading

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