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FANA programs are renowned for their exceptional quality. The organization has always strived to offer the children and all other beneficiaries of our program, services that always exceed the standards set by local authorities. We have a great work team and some very good facilities that enable us to provide these services with the highest standards of quality.
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FANA provides comprehensive care and quality protection to children in vulnerable situations of rights, either by neglect, misuse or abuse, who are under its protection, until their rights are fully reestablished through restitution of their biological family or through adoption. The attention given to children includes accommodation, clothing, nutrition, medical services, education, recreation and psychosocial care. FANA has assisted over 14,000 children through this program and currently serves an average of 80 children per month.
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If you want to learn more about the adoption program in Colombia visit the website of the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare

FANA is one of the eight institutions authorized to develop the adoption program in Colombia. The license is issued by the National Direction, Branch of Adoptions, and the latter exercises permanent supervision and control of the program. The adoption program was developed in FANA according to the "Technical Guideline for adoptions in Colombia", Resolution No. 3748 dated September 6, 2010.

Requirements for adoption:

The Childhood and Adolescence Code, Act 1098 of 2006 explains that "all those being able, being at least 25 years old, are at the least 15 years older than the adoptable child, and ensure physical, mental, moral and social fitness enough to provide an adequate and stable family to the boy, girl or adolescent, shall be able to adopt. "
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Who can adopt?

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With the goal of having families for all children who lack it and to give priority to the Colombian family as required by law, the ICBF has defined an age range for the family in accordance with the age of the child to be adopted.

In the case of children with special needs, that is, over 8 years, 3 or more siblings and medical problems, the age of the family is not taken into account for the assignment, but the family is studied globally, taking into consideration that they can assume a child or teenager of these features being their guarantor of rights.

Because FANA is a non-profit foundation and in virtue that resources are limited, the process is performed using external professionals and therefore each activity has a cost.

Adoption process costs

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Do you want to know your origins?
If you are interested in obtaining information about your biological family or about your adoption history, the procedure is completely FREE and is done through the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare(ICBF). This entity has trained professionals  to help you find your roots.
Don’t let people or agencies charge you for this! Records in Colombia do not include such costs/collections. 
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This initiative is part of the adoption program and through it, FANA helps find families for children with special characteristics, over 8 years old, groups of three or more siblings or disabled. Children are taken to Buffalo (in the State of New York) and to Minneapolis-St Paul (in the State of Minnesota) in the United States, where they live with their potential family during three weeks. The experience provides a link between children and families interested in adopting older children, and it helps to strengthen their life project. Since the program began in 2008, 48 children have participated, of which 42 have found a family
Co-financed fana kindergarten
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The aim of the garden is to ensure the fundamental rights of children, providing nutrition and early education for children of Suba. Children, who mostly belong to families at high nutritional, socio-economic or emotional vulnerability status (including some who have been displaced by the violence of the Colombian armed conflict). These operate Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. This program currently involves 199 children aged 3 months to 6 years, 30 of whom are children living in FANA. Since its founding in 2009, approximately 347 children have been part of this program.