America World partners with Bethany Christian Services in assisting our families who adopt through Colombia. In this partnership, families work in partnership with both agencies, America World Adoption for the provision of social services, and Bethany Christian Services for Colombia’s process and the placement of a child with your family.
In this partnership, prospective adoptive families have two accredited agencies working to help them complete their adoption. Since Bethany Christian Services is licensed in Colombia, they are designated as the Primary Provider in these cases. America World Adoption’s role is to provide international home study assessments, coordinate services with Bethany Christian Services, and to conduct post-adoption reporting services.
Colombia is a Hague-certified country with a stable, efficient adoption system. Bethany Global works closely with Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar (ICBF), the central authority for adoptions in Colombia, and partners with private orphanages including La Casa de la Madre y el Nino, CRAN, Chiquitines, and FANA. Due to a variety of factors such as poverty and violence, there are more than 5,000 children in Colombia who are in need of homes.
Once approved, families have access to more information about Colombian waiting children, including important details about the child, what is known about their personal story, photos, and videos (when available). Bethany's in-country coordinator has personally met and assessed many of the waiting children and is available to answer your questions.
Families of Colombian heritage may be eligible to adopt a healthy child of any age, depending on the age of the prospective adoptive parents.
Be sure to visit our Financing Adoption page to learn how to reduce or eliminate your adoption expenses!