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Moratorium on Intercountry Adoption Lifted

On June 30, 2015, President Johnson Sirleaf announced the lifting of the moratorium on intercountry adoptions.  The official press release of the announcement can be read on the Liberian Executive Mansion website.  The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia understands a formal press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday, July 2.  No further information is available at this time.  The Office of Children’s Issues and the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia will provide updates on adoption.state.gov as soon as more information becomes available. 

If you have any questions about this notice, please contact the Office of Children’s Issues at 1-888-407-4747 within the United States, or 202-501-4444 from outside the United States.  Email inquiries may be directed to Adoption@state.gov.