“We give a Family to a Child, not a Child to a Family”

Mercedes de Martinez | Founder of FANA | 1939- 2012

With a 45-year history, FANA, a private orphanage located in Bogotá, Colombia has found forever homes for over 14,000 children.

Interested and able to provide that forever home…We are currently seeking families to adopt children with diverse needs, ranging from:

  • Toddlers (up to 59 months);
  • Sibling Groups; or
  • Older Children (up to age 16).

Families of FANA, WNY is located in the United States and more specifically in Western New York and is authorized by FANA Bogotá to provide adoption support services and for families in the Western New York region.

Madison Adoption Associates serves as our agency working in conjunction with FANA.

Interested families must:

  • Complete a pre-application for FANA Bogota that is obtained through Families of FANA, WNY.
  • Complete an agency home study and training protocol that meets the international requirements prior to the adoption of the children. (Madison is the agency that helps our families walk through the process.)
  • Complete the necessary paperwork related to the adoption through an agency licensed in Colombia. (Madison is the agency that helps our families walk through this process.)

Evolve staff and our partners at FANA in Colombia make every effort to match families and children based on the home study and profiles of the children.

If you are interested in adopting from FANA of Bogota in Colombia and want to know more, please contact a representative from Families of FANA, WNY at

Ages of Children Availible: Available children range in age from 2 months to 16 years. This range includes Infants, toddlers, sibling groups and children with diverse needs.

Colombian children are most often of Spanish, Native, and African decent.

Parent’s Age/Married: Couples married for more than one year. Same sex married couples are accepted.
Children from 0-59 months Families from 25 to 45 years of age
Children from 5-9 years  Families from 46 to 50 years of age
Singles: Older Children and Sibling groups of 3 or more.

Please email for more information

Divorce: No restriction
Children in One Family: No restriction
Travel Requirements: Adoptive parents are required to stay in Colombia for a minimum of one week to begin the process.
Post-Placement Visits: Required visits are determined through Madison
Waiting Time: Varies depending upon the age of child requested. Approximately 8 month paperwork approval time. Individual cases will vary depending on the age of the child.
Please Note: The age difference between the adult and the child cannot exceed 45 years.