Adopting from Costa Rica

Welcome House has been in operation since 1949 and has placed over 7,000 children from 26 countries worldwide. Costa Rica is a Hague Adoption Convention country and Welcome House is approved by the Patronato Nacional de la Infancia which acts as a central authority in matters relating to intercountry adoption in Costa Rica. Our experienced staff in the U.S. will provide you with support throughout the adoption process, and assistants will lead you through the adoption process while in Costa Rica.

View the Welcome House Adoption Guide to learn more about the program highlights, available children, travel information and fee schedule.

For more information about adopting from Costa Rica or to begin your adoption journey, contact a program coordinator at

More Information
Adoption Process
Frequently Asked Questions
Information Meetings
Discussion Group
Fee Schedule

Begin the Process
Welcome House Adoption Guide
Adoption Application Form

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