Who Can Be Adopted from Estonia

Tarvasjogi at Korvemaa Nature Park.

Because Estonia is party to The Hague Adoption Convention, children from Estonia must meet the requirements of the Convention in order to be eligible for adoption. For example, the Convention requires that Estonia attempt to place a child with a family in Estonia before determining that a child is eligible for intercountry adoption. In addition to Estonia’s requirements, a child must meet the definition of a Convention adoptee for you to bring him or her back to the United States.


Relinquishment Requirements: No known relinquishment requirements

Abandonment Requirements: According to the Estonian Family Law only those children whose parents are deceased or whose parents have had their parental rights taken away may be adopted.

Age Requirements: No known age requirements

Sibling Requirements: No known sibling requirements

Requirements for Special Needs or Medical Conditions: Unknown

Waiting Period: Unknown

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