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Comoros is not party to the Hague
Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in
Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague
Adoption Convention). Intercountry adoptions of children from
non-Hague countries are processed in accordance with 8
Code of Federal Regulations, Section 204.3 as it relates
to orphans as defined under the Immigration
and Nationality Act, Section 101(b)(1)(F).
Adoption is illegal under the laws and Constitution of
Comoros. Comoran law recognizes a "Delegation de l'autorite
parental", which delegates parental authority to someone
other than the child's parent, but this is only available to
Comoran citizens. While Comoran citizens can use this process to
emigrate a child from Comoros, Comoran law forbids them to adopt
the child after leaving Comoros. The Embassy is not aware of any
mechanism in Comoran law that would allow non-Comoran citizens
to assume guardianship of a child for the purpose of taking
him/her to the another country to conclude a full and final
adoption. Thus, there appears to be no legal mechanism for a
Comoran child to qualify for an immigrant visa as an adopted
child or a child to be adopted internationally.
Please visit the Department of State’s Country Specific
Information for more information on travelling to Comoros
and the U.S. Embassy Antananarivo’s website for information on
Office of Children's Issues
U.S. Department of State CA/OCS/CI
SA-17, 9th Floor Washington, DC 20522-1709
Tel: 1-888-407-4747 E-mail: AskCI@state.gov http://adoption.state.gov
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
For questions about immigration procedures,
call the National Customer Service Center (NCSC)
1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833)
For Prospective Adoptive Parents and Adoption Service Providers -- the Universal Accreditation Act is effective on July 14, 2014.
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