VILLA HOPE is one of the few U.S. adoption service providers approved by the Peruvian central authority, el Ministerio de la Mujer y Poblaciones Vulnerables (MIMP) to place children considered healthy and children listed on the MIMP Priority Adoption List. We have successfully placed healthy children and children with special needs of all ages with U.S. Adoptive Families.

Villa Hope began work in Peru in 1988 by providing aid to orphanages and medical aid. Villa Hope was approved to place orphan children from Peru with U.S. adoptive families in 1994.

Children available for adoption through the Villa Hope Peru Program include  some infants, toddlers, older children, sibling groups, and children with special needs.

Priority Adoptions

This program was created by MIMP, which is the governing authority of adoptions in the country. The children available for adoption in this program are considered to be “priority adoptions” due to medical special needs, developmental delays, children older than 9 years, adolescents and sibling groups of 3 or more.

If you are interested in adopting a child on the Priority Adoption List please send an email to Pat Baldwin, International Programs Director, at

You may also be interested in viewing our Hope for Children page to learn about some children who are currently available and awaiting adoptive families.

Adoptive Family Qualifications

Adoptive Applicants should be between 25 and 55 years of age. Single adoptive applicants are accepted for children who are on the Priority Adoption List. Divorce is accepted. Applicants with 2 or more children may adopt a child on the Priority Adoption List.  Peruvian and American/Peruvian couples are give some priority in the adoption process.

Both parents must travel to Peru to finalize the adoption approximately 2 months after you have been officially matched with a child. The family will remain in Peru for approximately 5 weeks. One parent may return to the United States after the adoption has been finalized in Peru (approximately 2 to 3 weeks). During your stay in Peru our representative will guide you through the entire adoption process.

Due to frequent changes, which are typical in Latin American adoptions, please contact Pat Baldwin, Director of International Programs, at for the most up to date information

VILLA HOPE was incorporated and licensed as a child placing agency by the State of Alabama in 1988. We are a non-profit agency that was founded and is staffed by adoptive parents, social workers, and other child advocates.

Villa Hope is licensed to place children for adoption in all 50 States where at least one applicant is a U.S. citizen. We are also able to work with U.S. citizens residing abroad.

To apply for this program, click this link to download the Villa Hope Application for Services.