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International Adoption by Country

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International adoptions (also called intercountry adoptions) are governed by the laws of the child’s country of birth, U.S. federal law, and the laws of your U.S. state of residence.

The pages listed below, updated by the US State Department, provide essential details on adopting a child by country, including:

  • whether a country is party to the Hague Adoption Convention
  • the country’s adoption authority
  • eligibility requirements for prospective adoptive parents and for children to be adopted
  • key contacts
  • the role of the court and adoption agencies
  • adoption statistics

For further country-specific information on adopting a child, contact the U.S. Consulate or Embassy in the country of adoption.

For information on adoption immigration to the US, see the “Related Articles” box on this page, or start at International Adoption Immigration.

For travel information to countries, including entry requirements, health information, crime and security information, and any areas of instability, visit the US State Department’s Country Specific Information section.

Angola - adopt a child
Argentina - adopt a child
Armenia - adopt a child
Australia - adopt a child
Austria - adopt a child
Bahamas - adopt a child
Bahrain - adopt a child
Bangladesh - adopt a child
Barbados - adopt a child
Belgium - adopt a child
Belize - adopt a child
Bhutan - adopt a child
Bhutan - adopt a child
Bolivia - adopt a child
Brazil - adopt a child
Brunei - adopt a child
Bulgaria - adopt a child
Burkina Faso - adopt a child
Burma - adopt a child
Burundi - adopt a child
Cambodia - adopt a child
Cameroon - adopt a child
Canada - adopt a child
Chile - adopt a child
China - adopt a child
Colombia - adopt a child
Comoros - adopt a child
Costa Rica - adopt a child
Croatia - adopt a child
Cuba - adopt a child
Cyprus - adopt a child
Democratic Republic of Congo - adopt a child
Denmark - adopt a child
Dominica - adopt a child
Dominican Republic - adopt a child
Ecuador - adopt a child
Egypt - adopt a child
El Salvador - adopt a child
Equatorial Guinea - adopt a child
Eritrea - adopt a child
Estonia - adopt a child
Ethiopia - adopt a child
Fiji - adopt a child
Finland - adopt a child
France - adopt a child
Gabon - adopt a child
Gambia - adopt a child
Germany - adopt a child
Ghana - adopt a child
Greece - adopt a child
Grenada - adopt a child
Guatemala - adopt a child
Guinea - adopt a child
Guyana - adopt a child
Haiti - adopt a child
Honduras - adopt a child
Hong Kong S.A.R. - adopt a child
Iceland - adopt a child
India - adopt a child
Indonesia - adopt a child
Ireland - adopt a child
Israel, West Bank, And Gaza - adopt a child
Italy - adopt a child
Jamaica - adopt a child
Japan - adopt a child
Jordan - adopt a child
Kazakhstan - adopt a child
Kenya - adopt a child
Kiribati - adopt a child
Kuwait - adopt a child
Kyrgyzstan - adopt a child
Laos - adopt a child
Latvia - adopt a child
Lebanon - adopt a child
Lesotho - adopt a child
Liberia - adopt a child
Libya - adopt a child
Lithuania - adopt a child
Luxembourg - adopt a child
Macedonia - adopt a child
Madagascar - adopt a child
Malawi - adopt a child
Malaysia - adopt a child
Maldives - adopt a child
Mali - adopt a child
Malta - adopt a child
Marshall Islands - adopt a child
Mauritania - adopt a child
Mauritius - adopt a child
Mexico - adopt a child
Micronesia - adopt a child
Moldova - adopt a child
Mongolia - adopt a child
Morocco - adopt a child
Mozambique - adopt a child
Nauru - adopt a child
Nepal - adopt a child
Netherlands - adopt a child
New Zealand - adopt a child
Nicaragua - adopt a child
Nigeria - adopt a child
Norway - adopt a child
Pakistan - adopt a child
Palau - adopt a child
Panama - adopt a child
Papua New Guinea - adopt a child
Paraguay - adopt a child
Peru - adopt a child
Philippines - adopt a child
Poland - adopt a child
Qatar - adopt a child
Romania - adopt a child
Russia - adopt a child
Rwanda - adopt a child
Samoa - adopt a child
Sao Tome & Principe - adopt a child
Senegal - adopt a child
Seychelles - adopt a child
Sierra Leone - adopt a child
Singapore - adopt a child
Slovakia - adopt a child
Slovenia - adopt a child
Solomon Islands - adopt a child
Somalia - adopt a child
South Africa - adopt a child
South Korea - adopt a child
Spain - adopt a child
Sri Lanka - adopt a child
St. Kitts And Nevis - adopt a child
St. Lucia - adopt a child
St. Vincent And The Grenadines - adopt a child
Sudan - adopt a child
Suriname - adopt a child
Sweden - adopt a child
Switzerland - adopt a child
Syria - adopt a child
Taiwan - adopt a child
Tanzania - adopt a child
Thailand - adopt a child
Timor - adopt a child
Togo - adopt a child
Tonga - adopt a child
Trinidad and Tobago - adopt a child
Turkey - adopt a child
Tuvalu - adopt a child
Uganda - adopt a child
Ukraine - adopt a child
United Kingdom - adopt a child
Uruguay - adopt a child
Uzbekistan - adopt a child
Vanuatu - adopt a child
Venezuela - adopt a child
Vietnam - adopt a child
Zambia - adopt a child
Zimbabwe - adopt a child

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