Change of Country
Prospective adoptive parents may file for a change of country at any time.
Prior to Approval
Prior to the approval of the Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition or Form I-800A, Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country:
After Approval of the Forms I-600A/I-800A:
Change from Hague to Orphan process, or from Orphan to Hague Process
Prospective adoptive parents may not simply change from the Hague process to the Orphan process, nor from the Orphan process to the Hague process.
The filing fee for the earlier case will not be refunded.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/03/2009