American adoptive parents may file their application with the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice only through a licensed agency. Each American adoption agency operating in Bulgaria should be either licensed by the MOJ or should use the services of a Bulgarian licensed agency. As of February 2010, there were 22 Bulgarian adoption agencies approved by the MOJ – contact information for these agencies is listed below. Please note that there are no American agencies licensed in Bulgaria. However, there are many American adoption agencies which operate through licensed Bulgarian entities.