Here is an ever-growing/changing list of sources of information I have found to be helpful.

Families with Children Adopted from Bulgaria (FaCAB) Probably the single greastest source of knowledge on Bulgarian Adoptions available on the internet. I read through the whole website before deciding to adopt from Bulgaria. I would recommend that anyone else consider doing the same.

Center for Adoption Medicine (great site whose main subject is International Adoption Medicine, but also has some great resources for just about anything and everything related to International Adoption)

IAC Results (Link to blog that posts newest IAC results quickly). The IAC matches the Bulgarian adoptee with the potential adoptive parent(s). I find following these useful for a very rough guesstimate on wait times

Bulgaria News Agency (in English! Because I can’t read Bulgarian either)

Bulgaria’s Abandoned Children. Link to Youtube to view this heartwrenching documenatry done by the BBC a few years ago. Fair Warning: Not for the faint of heart. Not appropriate for children to view. Running Time: 1 1/2 hours

Bulgarian Ministry of Justice (International adoption section of offical Bulgarian Ministry of Justice Website) I installed the “Google Translate” Toolbar in order to navigate this website. I found the “English Language” version offered to actually be significantly different than when it was presented in it’s original language. The famous “Bulgarian Waiting Child List” can be found here by clicking on the “Active Profiles of Children” on the right hand side of the screen. An Excel document will download. I find having a lot of time and cutting/pasting into google translate helpful to figure this out. Difficult, but it can be done.

Lumos Website/Organization detailing the work to close down Bulgaria’s large orphanages and reform the child welfare system.

Other Great Blogs about Bulgarian Adoption

Dear Madelyn: Our Journey to Bulgaria and Our Daughter

Expanding Our Family…Again

Keeping Up With The Joneses

Little Patch of Heaven Homestead

Moorhouses on Mission

The Road Less Traveled

Streams in the Desert

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