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Hello—Can someone please share info about agencies that deal with Costa Rica and info about your experience adopting from Costa Rica.  We live in Colorado and would have to use an out of state agency—-does that make it more complicated?

Thanks in advance for any all all info.

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Hi flyndd,

FYI you will need to find a CO agency that can do a Hague home study first. (This doesn’t usually have to be the same as the placing agency.)

The placing agency location doesn’t make any difference. Unless you live very close, you will be emailing and mailing stuff back and forth anyway.

If you want to adopt a waiting child you usually go with the agency that lists that child. But if a child chosen and referred for you, you can go with any that handles Costa Rica adoption.

Suggest you go on Rainbowkids.com and see what agencies handle adoptions from Costa Rica. Then narrow it down to a few you like and come back and ask about them as well as look for past reviews here and elsewhere on adoption agency review sites.

I have heard that Costa Rica can be slow i.e. a couple of years even with older waiting children and longer with younger, but I don’t know from first hand.

Good luck!

Posted by Happy Camper on Apr 16, 2015 at 3:28pm

I am also interested in adopting from Costa Rica.  Did you find an agency?  I have tried to contact the Costa Rican Consulate but emails are returned undelivered and the phone is always busy.  I am trying to find adoption service providers in the United States that have been accredited in Costa Rica and the US and approved by the Costa Rican Central Authority, PANI.  Can anyone give me a name or website?

Thanks,
Liz

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