All Blessings International offers adoption services in El Salvador for toddlers and
older children in need of permanent families. Toddlers and older children, including those
with special needs and sibling groups, are available for referral from El Salvador and must
be approved by the Central Authority.
The time frame for
adoption from El Salvador is unpredictable at this time, but is
estimated to be between 24 - 36 months, with the majority falling somewhere in the middle.
Typically, a referral will be offered to a paper-ready family in 12 - 15 months, however,
depending on the family's request this wait for a referral could be shorter or longer.
El Salvador law allows families meeting the following criteria to adopt:
- minimum age 25
- no more than 45 years older than the referred child
- minmum 5 years of marriage
- single women may adopt
- applicants must be in good physical health
- a psychologocal evaluation is required
ABI is not currently accepting families who are only interested in the adoption of an infant.
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