Poland’s Waiting Child Program: In the waiting child program, boys and girls are available. Single child referrals are typically seven (7) years and older, while sibling group ages can vary. Referrals could possibly take 1-18 months, depending on the characteristics of the child desired. Shorter referral times most often occur when families are open to sibling groups, or children with moderate special needs.
New Beginnings requires Poland applicants to meet the following criteria:
Children In Home:
With recent changes in Poland, adoptive parents should be prepared to stay in Poland for approximately 40-43 days.
Bonding Period (14-21 business days) – The trip is designed for the child/children to bond with their new parents while the parents learn about food, life, and the culture of Poland. The court hearing will take place at the end of this first trip.
Appeal Period (14 or 21 days) – At this time, one parent can return to the U.S. and one parent will stay in Poland with your child.
Visa Process in Warsaw (7-10 days) – During this time, the family will travel to Warsaw to gather all of the documents for their child/children to be approved to enter the U.S.
For families matched with a child or sibling group from our waiting child list, the process takes approximately 9-12 months from home study to travel.
The estimated cost for this program is approximately $33,000- $34,000, plus travel expenses. Please email Amanda Ashcraft-Knight at Amanda@NewBeginningsAdoptions.org for a complete itemized fee schedule.
New Beginnings charges no additional fees for sibling groups.
If you are interested and would like to know more about the Polish program please contact Victoria Kilpatrick, firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.401.2226.
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