The Lithuania adoption program gives preference to applicants of proven Lithuanian descent. In 2011, U.S. citizens adopted approximately twenty children from Lithuania. Children available for adoption include healthy and special needs boys, girls, and siblings, ages 1-15. Parents can anticipate a wait up to two years for a healthy younger child. These children reside in orphanages.
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Travel required: Yes, two trips, approximately 10 and 17 days respectively, six weeks apart; escorts are not permitted.
Convention Country?: Yes
Singles accepted: In exceptional cases only
Other: There is a 40-day waiting period from the time an adoption petition is filed with the judge and when it becomes final. Visa processing is done through Warsaw, Poland; post-placement follow-up required for three years.
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