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Our Work in Albania

Bethany Global knows that children grow best in loving families, especially when family life is stable, safe, and nurturing. Together with our partner, Bethany Social Services Albania (a separate entity from Bethany Christian Services in the U.S.), our programs reflect our commitment to strengthening families and finding loving homes for children, either through international adoption or alternative, family-based care.

Meet the Children

Most of the children who are eligible for adoption in Albania come from smaller orphanages and range in age from 12 months to 15 years old. The majority of children have minor to significant special placement needs.

The Albania adoption program is also open to several families each year who may adopt older children who have no identified special placement needs, although the children may manifest effects of institutionalization. The wait time is estimated to be two to three years and parents should be prepared to accept a child who is a minimum of 0-9 years old at the time of referral. Bethany also receives several referrals each year for waiting children with special needs who may be as young as 1 years old and whose adoption processes may be expedited.

Adoption from Albania

Bethany Global has a long-standing relationship with our adoption partners in Albania. Our program began in 1991, and many children from this Eastern European country have joined their forever families in the United States.

We partner with Bethany Social Services Albania which works closely with the Albanian Adoption Committee (of the Albanian government) to place eligible children for international adoption.

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