Beyond Peru’s beautiful coastlines and ancient ruins is rural poverty and a lack of economic opportunities, which creates the need for international adoption.
Even though the poverty rate in Peru has dropped in the last decade, many families, especially those who live in rural areas lack access to basic necessities and economic opportunities. Desperate family circumstances also leads to child labor and therefore an incomplete education. Many Peruvian families cannot afford to feed and clothe their children, trusting that an orphanage can provide a better life for them. As such, the number of abandoned children has reached an all-time high. Additionally, as a predominately Catholic country, there is a strong stigma against unwed mothers, contributing to the number of abandoned children.
Peru’s adoption program is unique in regards to its in-country stay: once families receive a referral, they travel to Peru for an 5-8 week socialization trip, living and bonding with their referred child. Both parents will need to be in Peru. Families will work closely with our team who assists our families with their needs while in-country.
We know that not all families can spend an extended period of time in another country, but families who choose to adopt from Peru appreciate the chance to form a strong bond with their child in a relaxed, distraction-free setting, especially since most children are older when they’re matched with families. By the time the family travels home, they will have spent several weeks getting to know their child in a location where the child is already comfortable, and will have a new, deeper relationship with their child’s home country.
To learn more about how to adopt from Peru, contact us.
Learn more about Peru at the CIA World Factbook.
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