Who Can Adopt from Barbados

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To bring an adopted child to United States from Barbados, you must be found eligible to adopt by the U.S. Government. The U.S. Government agency responsible for making this determination is the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Learn more.

In addition to these U.S. requirements for prospective adoptive parents, Barbados also has the following requirements for prospective adoptive parents:


The adoption of a Barbadian child can take place in Barbados or in the applicants' country of residence. Applicants wishing to adopt a child in Barbados will be required to reside on the island for a period of at least 18 months. If applicants wish the adoption to take place in their country of residence, the applicants are required to come to Barbados for at least a few weeks in order to receive the child into their care and must attend the High Court hearing for the license to take the child out of Barbados for the purpose of adoption.

Age of Adopting Parents

Prospective adoptive parents who are already related to the child they plan to adopt must be at least 18 years old. Otherwise, at least one prospective adoptive parent must be 25 years old and at least 18 years older than the child.


Both married and single people may apply.





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