Who Can Adopt from Hungary

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In addition to the U.S. requirements, prospective adoptive parents need to meet Hungary’s requirements to adopt a child from Hungary:


There are no residency requirements for Hungary.

Age of Adopting Parents

According to Hungarian law, adoptive parents must be at least 16 years older than their adoptive child, but no more than 45 years older. The age difference is calculated based on the age of the younger adoptive parent. If the adoptive children are siblings, the age of the older sibling is taken into consideration.


Hungarian law allows single people to adopt. However, Hungarian authorities may not encourage these adoptions based on the strongly held opinion that a child should be raised by a heterosexual and married couple. According to information from the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources, adoptions are approved based on the submitted documents and a detailed study of the particular case.


There are no income requirements for adoptive parents in Hungary; however, parents must submit proof of their income to the Ministry of Human resources.


Hungarian law requires both adoptive parents to meet the child prior to the adoption.

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