Promoting Ethical, Transparent Adoptions

Every child around the world deserves a loving and permanent home. We at the Department of State work to promote the best interests of children by supporting ethical, transparent intercountry adoptions as part of a fully developed child welfare system. We invite you to learn about our mission from Department leaders and country adoption officers.

Browse our employee stories below and learn more about their efforts by clicking on a video for more information.

How We Do It, Why We Do It
Assistant Secretary Jacobs:

The Work of the Office of Children's Issues
 
David:

Our Role as the U.S. Central Authority
Valerie:

Communication and Cooperation
Susan:

Raising the Visibility of Children's Issues
Ruth:

Fostering Bilateral Relationships
Carine:

Helping Countries Join the Convention
Marc:

Working for Families
Christina:

Understanding the Process
Thelma:

Providing Information to Parents