- Department of Children and Youth (DCY)
- Thai Red Cross Children`s Home (TRCCH)
Profile of children needing adoption
- Children of all ages, starting from 1-year old toddlers
- Also siblings, children with special needs and children with no nationality
- Children are placed to families mainly from governmental orphanages or foster families.
- An annual quota both with DCY and with TRCCH regarding the number of children to be adopted
- Applications for children with special needs, children over 4 years and siblings (when other sibling is over 4 years) can be submitted throughout the year outside the quota.
Requirements for applicants
- Married heterosexual couples
- DCY also accepts single applicants, who can adopt children over 4-years old or children with special needs.
- Both applicants must be at least 25 years old.
- Applicant’s age defines the age of the child to be adopted, you may wish to have a child between 0-2 years old when the wife is under 42-years.
- Good health
- Stable economical situation
Adoption process in Thailand
- After the adoption permit is issued, the Intercountry Adoption Service instructs applicants in obtaining the documents.
- Applicants compile the documents themselves, get them notarized and submit to the Intercountry Adoption Service.
- The Intercountry Adoption Service checks the documents and sends them to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and to the Thai Embassy for legalization.
- Application is then sent to Thailand and checked by DCY or TRCCH.
- Notice will be given when applicants are accepted to the waiting list in Thailand.
- Estimated waiting time is between 1,5-3 years, depending on the preferences of the applicant.
- DCY, being the Central Adoption Authority in Thailand, approves all child proposals.
- Intercountry Adoption Service will inform the family about the child proposal and consult a pediatrician.
- The applicants have to decide whether to accept the child proposal within 15 days.