Adoption Country Information
Intercountry adoptions are governed by both the laws of the child’s home country and the laws of the United States .  In fact, when adopting you must comply with three different sets of laws:  U.S. federal law, the laws of the child’s country of birth, and the laws of your U.S. state of residence.   Learn about the U.S. requirements for intercountry adoption in the About Adoption tab of this website. 

To help you navigate the adoption process in a specific country, we offer Country Information.  For each country, this Country Information describes whether a country is party to the Hague Adoption Convention.  It names a country’s adoption authority and describes the eligibility requirements for prospective adoptive parents and for children to be adopted.  In addition, the Country Information offers key contact information, information about the role of the court and adoption agencies, as well as adoption statistics. 

Note:  We are in the process of finalizing Country Information for all countries.  If the country from which you are considering adopting is not currently listed, please check back soon or contact our office for more information.

We also recommend paying attention to our Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts before traveling.  Travel Warnings are issued when the State Department recommends that Americans avoid a certain country.  We issue Travel Alerts to disseminate information quickly about terrorist threats and other relatively short-term conditions that pose significant risks or disruptions to Americans.

The Department of State provides additional Background Notes on every country in the world.  The Background Notes include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of each country.   

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Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burma
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Costa Rica
Chile
China
Columbia
Cyprus
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Fiji
Ghana
Grenada
Guinea
France
Greece
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong S.A.R.
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Israel, West Bank, And Gaza
Ireland
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon
Lithuania
Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Latvia
Liberia
Madagascar
Mali
Mauritania
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Mongolia
Morocco
Nauru
Nepal
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Pakistan
Panama
Peru
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Philippines
Poland
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Samoa
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
South Korea
St. Vincent And The Grenadines
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Taiwan
Thailand
Tonga
Uganda
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe


How to Adopt

Intercountry adoptions are governed by both the laws of the child’s home country and the laws of the United States.  In fact, when adopting you must comply with three different sets of laws:  U.S. federal law, the laws of the child’s country of birth, and the laws of your U.S. state of residence.  

The time it takes to adopt a child from another country and bring that child to the United States varies widely.   Generally intercountry adoption takes 1-4 years, though it can take longer.  The length of time depends on a number of factors, including the country’s procedures, the agency’s process, the U.S. immigration process, and the specific circumstances of the adoption. 

The cost of adoption services for intercountry adoption also varies widely from case to case.   Many Adoption services can cost as much as $30,000 per case.  An adoption agency should specify all expected costs that would be associated with your adoption before you sign an adoption services contract with that agency.   (This is required by federal law if you are adopting from a Convention country.)

Hague Adoption Convention
The United States is part of an important treaty on intercountry adoption called the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention).  The treaty governs adoptions between the United States and approximately 75 other countries.  The process of adopting a child from a Convention country differs in several key ways from adoption a child from a country not party to the Convention. 

Support During the Process
Adopting a child from abroad takes patience and determination.  Not only is the intercountry adoption process complex, but unexpected complications may arise. Because the process can take so long, finding emotional support during this time can be helpful.  You may also find it beneficial to consult with other parents or support groups about issues and concerns associated with adoption.


 

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