Colombia is OPEN to intercountry adoptions.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ALERT & NOTICES
October 22, 2012 - Notice: Colombia's Revised Procedures for Determining Children's Eligibility for Intercountry Adoption
COLOMBIAN ADOPTION INFORMATION
All of the information listed below is from the following source:
Colombia Web Page, U.S. Department of State, Office of Children's Issues
Number of Adoptions to the U.S.
In addition to the U.S. requirements for prospective adoptive parents, Colombia also has the following eligibility requirements for prospective adoptive parents:
Residency Requirements: There are no residency requirements for intercountry adoptions from Colombia.
Age Requirements: Both parents are required to be 25 years old. In practice, newborns are assigned to younger couples and older children to older couples.
Marriage Requirements: Colombian law allows adoptions by a married man and woman and common law spouses of more than three years. Single men and women are only allowed to adopt children over the age of seven on a case-by-case basis.
Income Requirements: Prospective adoptive parents are required to submit documentation confirming their ability to provide for the adopted child. This requirement may be met by only one parent.
Other Requirements: Gay or Lesbian individuals or couples may not adopt children from Colombia. In addition, according to Colombian law, both parents must be found “physically and emotionally capable” to adopt.