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Intercountry Country Specific Adoption Information from State Department

Intercountry Country Specific Adoption Information from State Department – http://travel.state.gov/content/adoptionsabroad/en/country-information.html

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • Can a Christian adopt a child from Algeria?
  • What is the age limit for prospective adoptive parents in China?
  • How does Costa Rica define “abandoned children” for the purposes of adoption?
  • Who manages intercountry adoptions in Greece?
  • Why haven’t Americans been able to adopt Vietnamese children since 2008?

Description:

Contains general information about for international adoptions and provides country specific information along with alerts and warnings. Each country fact sheet contains the following sections:

  • Alerts and Notices
  • Hauge Convention Information
  • Who Can Adopt
  • Who Can be Adopted
  • How to Adopt
  • Contact Information – – US and Adoptee government officials and adoption authorities.
  • Adoption Statistics

Each country fact sheet also leads to general information about the adoption process.

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