Adoptions from the Korean Program are markedly faster than they were in the past four years. The average length of time for placement is now only 11 months. This is great news for the child and the adopting family.
In measuring the length of time for an adoption, the clock starts ticking when the home study is approved. In 2018, it took our Korean families an average of only 11 months from the home study approval to bringing their child home. For comparison, in 2015, it was taking almost 27 months.
Our estimation of the total length of time is 14 months (assuming our average of three months to complete a home study). A family applying in March of this year could reasonably expect to be traveling to Korea to bring their child home late spring of 2020.