Web Resources: Intercountry Adoptions

Paula CampbellPaula Campbell, Permanency Planning for Children Department, NCJFCJ

Summary: The websites below discuss international adoption of children and current state and national laws. There are resources provided for both the international adoption of US children and for children adopted from other countries into the US.


Resources and Research

Child Welfare Information Gateway, Information on Intercountry Adoption Laws and the Hague Convention http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/types/intercountry/

Ethica: International Adoption—Ethica’s Positions on Pending Legislation (July 2009)  http://www.ethicanet.org/international-adoption-ethica%E2%80%99s-positions-on-pending-legislation

Ethicanet: Links to Adoption Resources http://www.ethicanet.org/us

Texas Adoption Resource Exchange: Making Out-of Country Placements Resolution http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Adoption_and_Foster_Care/About_TARE/Adoption/country.asp

Office of Children's Issues, Intercountry Adoption, Outgoing Cases, US Department of State http://adoption.state.gov/hague/outgoing%20cases%2022cfr%2096.54(a).html

UNICEF Policy Statement on Inter-country Adoption http://www.unicef.org/media/media_41118.html

Child Welfare Information Gateway, Intercountry Adoption Fact Sheet: Intercountry Adoption: Where Do I Start? (PDF, 196 KB)

The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption: A Guide to Outgoing Cases from the US (PDF, 441 KB)

A Web Guide for State Authorities on Outgoing Adoption Cases from the US to Another Convention Country (PDF, 404 KB)

"New Regulations Affecting State Judicial Processing of Emigrating Intercountry Adoption Cases Take Effect April 1, 2008"


United States Department of State, Office of Children’s Issues, Intercountry Adoption http://adoption.state.gov/  

United States Department of State, Office of Children’s Issues, Intercountry Adoption Notices and News Alerts http://adoption.state.gov/news/notices.html

Hague Conference on Private International Law, Intercountry Adoption Section http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=text.display&tid=45

Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, International Adoption Facts http://www.adoptioninstitute.org/FactOverview/international.html

US Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Intercountry Adoption Information http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=8d5e901bf9873210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=8d5e901bf9873210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD


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