Colombia Adoption Dossier Requirements

The Dossier to submit to Colombia must include the following documents:

  • Letter of Intent to ICBF
  • Commitment Letter
  • ICBF Application
  • Birth Certificate of all household members
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Divorce Decrees (if applicable)
  • Home Study Report
  • Parent Education Certificate
  • Copy of Social Worker’s Professional License
  • Medical Suitability Certificate for each parent
  • Psychological Evaluation Report for each parent
  • FBI Clearance for each parent
  • Employment Letters for each parent
  • Name Verification Letter
  • USCIS Immigration Approval (I-800A)
  • Post Adoption Reporting Agreement (separate letters are required for family and agency)
  • Contact in Colombia Authorization Letter

 All of the documents above must be notarized and apostilled. 

 The dossier must also include:

  • Three notarized personal references
  • Color Copy of Passports
  • Passport photo of each parent
  • Recent pictures of the parents, family members and home/community
  • Letter of Consent from Biological Children
  • Interagency Agreement/ Licenses
  • MAA documentation (License, Hague Certificate, and Affidavit for Documents)

As an option to you, Madison Adoption Associates can provide authentication at the State level for your completed dossier.  See Colombia Fee Schedule for associated costs. For local clients, we would be happy to act as your notary, free of charge.

Please note, detailed dossier instructions will be provided in the New Client Packet.