Colombia Adoption Dossier Requirements

Please note, detailed Dossier instructions and forms are provided in the New Client Packet.

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

    • Commitment Letter
    • Birth Certificate of all household members (Certified Original documents)
    • Marriage Certificate (Certified Original documents)
    • Divorce or Death Decrees (if applicable)
    • Medical Suitability Certificate for each parent and household members over 18
    • Letter from medical professional IF on any prescribed medication, chronic medical condition
    • Psychological Evaluation Report for each parent
    • Professional letter if receiving or have received counseling services
    • FBI Clearance for each parent and anyone living in the home over 18 years of age (On FBI letterhead)
    • Copy of Prior Arrest(s) court documents and Personal Statement regarding incident
    • Employment, Self-Employment, and/or Homemaker Letters for each parent
    • Post Adoption Reporting Agreement (separate letters are required for family and agency)
    • Home Study Report with Agency License
    • Verification of Legal Names
    • USCIS I800A Approval
    • Parent Training Certificates
    • MAA Endorsement of Psychological Evaluation
    • MAA Endorsement of Home Study (if MAA is not home study provider)
    • MAA Affidavit of Hague Accreditation Certificate and Agency License

 All of the documents above must be certified or notarized and Apostilled. 

 The dossier must also include:

    • Letter of Intent to ICBF
    • ICBF Application – English and Spanish
    • IAPA Application – English and Spanish (if applicable)
    • Special Characteristics by Age – English and Spanish
    • Passport photo of each parent
    • Three notarized personal reference letters
    • Color Copy of Passports for each parent
    • Recent pictures of the parents, family members and home/community
    • Interagency Agreement/ Licenses

As an option to you, Madison Adoption Associates can provide Dossier preparation, which includes Apostille services, for your dossier.  See Colombia Fee Schedule for associated costs. For local clients, we would be happy to act as your notary, free of charge.