Priority is given to the adoption of children older than 9 years, sibling groups, and children with special needs. Parents must travel to Peru to finalize the adoption.
For more up-to-date information on how to adopt from Peru, visit the Peru page of the U.S. State Department’s website. Get parent-to-parent advice and support in the International Adoptive Families group in our online community, Adoptive Families Circle.
Peru Adoption Fast Facts
- 2016 Adoptions: 14 children
- Hague Country: Yes
- Estimated Total Cost: $25,000 to $27,000
- Profile of Children: 57% of children are between 5 and 12 years old. 57% are girls (2015).
- Parent Ages: The minimum age of applicants is 25 and the maximum is 52.
- Family Status: Married couples and singles may adopt. Peruvian law does not recognize same-sex marriage.
- Travel: There are no minimum residency requirements to adopt in Peru; however, both prospective adoptive parents, if applicable, must be present to complete the adoption in Peru.
- Timeline: The process for adopting from Peru can range anywhere from several months to several years.