Each year, U.S. citizens adopt thousands of children from overseas. This is known as an intercountry adoption.
Adopting a child from another country can be a complicated journey, and the information on this site is designed to help you as you move forward.
For USCIS’ policy guidance on adoptions, see Volume 5 of the USCIS Policy Manual.
USCIS is Responsible For:
- Determining the suitability and eligibility of prospective adoptive parents.
- Determining the eligibility of the child to immigrate to the United States.