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Country Information

The conditions in the country from which you choose to adopt from will dictate the process of your adoption. Understanding the procedures in the different countries is an important part of selecting which country to adopt from. 

Due to conditions in the following countries, USCIS case processing has been severely impacted:

General Country Conditions

The Department of State has dedicated a substantive section of its intercountry adoption website to country information. Go to the Department of State Country Information page to find more information about:

  • Whether a country is party to the Hague Adoption Convention
  • A specific country’s adoption authority
  • The eligibility requirements for prospective adoptive parents
  • Who can be adopted
Last Reviewed/Updated: 10/30/2014