Alerts & Notices

Adoption Alerts

The Department of State issues Adoption Alerts to caution American citizens about adopting from a certain country. Adoption Alerts may notify that a country has suspended adoptions or that the United States cannot process adoptions from that country. They may also inform prospective adoptive parents and adoption service providers about countries not compliant with the Hague Adoption Convention

Adoption Notices

The Department of State issues Adoption Notices to inform American citizen prospective adoptive parents and U.S. adoption service providers about important, on-the-ground developments in intercountry adoption from a specific country.