Peru Adoption Fast Facts

Wondering how to adopt from Peru? Find statistics, prospective parent requirements, and an average budget and timeline.

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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.

Search the National Infertility & Adoption Directory for adoption agencies placing children from Peru.

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.

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