CHOICES works directly with the Peruvian Central Adoption Authority.

Canada and Peru have both signed the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention) which protects children and their families against the risks of illegal, irregular, premature or ill-prepared adoptions abroad.


  • The minimum age of applicants is 25 and the maximum is 52.
  • Single persons and married couples may apply to adopt.
  • Residency: This process typically takes 4-6 weeks.

The Children

  • Only children who have been declared abandoned by a judge are eligible for an intercountry adoption.
  • The Peruvian Central Authority matches children of all ages, with older than 9 years prioritized.
  • The Peruvian Central Authority prioritizes the adoption of sibling groups, and the adoption of children with special needs or medical conditions.
  • Waiting Period or Foster Care: Matching could take several months and sometimes years.

The Process

Please contact a CHOICES Social Worker for details.