Top 5 Countries That Are Single-Parent Friendly (International Adoption)

These five Hague Convention countries are a good choice for single parents hoping to adopt.

Jennifer S. Jones October 18, 2017

In recent years, international adoption has been on the decline. Due to changes in country policy and many nations promoting domestic adoption over intercountry, the hurdles prospective adoptive parents face seem to be growing. And for single parents, choosing to raise a child on their own may be the biggest hurdle of all. In the United States, single parent adoption constitutes 30% of all domestic adoptions. But in intercountry adoption, several countries limit prospective adoptive parents to married couples. So, which countries are single-parent friendly? Here is a list of the Top 5.

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Jennifer S. Jones

Jennifer S. Jones is a writer, performer, storyteller and arts educator. She holds an MFA (Playwriting) from NYU Tisch. She has written numerous plays including the internationally renowned, award-winning Appearance of Life. Her amazing transracial transcultural family was created through adoption from China and India. She is passionate about the adoption community and talks about the ins and outs, ups and downs, joys and "is this really us?!" whenever she can. She writes about her experiences at

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