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Length of Stay in Costa Rica to adopt

Hello. My husband and I are interested in adopting from Latin America, and Costa Rica is our first choice. We are 47 years old. The problem is I see on Lifeline Christian Ministries website that the average length of stay is 5-7weeks and both parents must be present for entire trip. My husband can only get 2 weeks off work in a row. I could stay in Costa Rica for 2 months. Can anyone shed any light on this issue, and also adopting from Costa Rica as older parents?


I am also adopting from Costa Rica and I am 55.  I believe that as long as one parent is in country the entire time that should be fine, but you should check with Lifeline about that.  The age limit to adopt in Costa Rica is 60 years old.  I am in my Dossier stage, waiting for my immigration approval.  I was hoping to be matched with a sibling group by Christmas but it looks more like it will be sometime in early 2018.  I have already met with the attorney in Costa Rica and they were very excited about me, an older single woman adopting.  I don’t think you will have any issues.

Posted by lzbthpippin on Nov 03, 2017 at 6:50pm

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