NEED AN ATTORNEY FOR AN INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION?
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CAUTION: International adoptions are governed by complex and very specific international treaties and U.S. immigration laws. While U.S. citizens may succeed in completing an adoption in a foreign country, if the proper rules and procedures are not followed the child may not be able to enter the U.S. with the adoptive parents. The information below assumes adoptive parents are working with properly accredited licensed child welfare agencies for the adoption of an "orphan" as defined by the BCIS and acted in accordance with the Hague adoption process.
If the child you seek to adopt habitually resides in a country that is a party to the Hague Adoption Convention, you probably will not be able to use the Orphan process. Instead you must follow the Hague Adoption Process to adopt the child and bring the child to the United States. For information on the Hague Process, go to Hague Process page. For a list of Hague Convention Countries visit the Department of State Adoption page.