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Libya

Official Name: Libya Last Updated: May 1, 2011

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Hague Adoption Convention Country? No

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  • Hague Convention Information

    Libya is not party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption ( Hague Adoption Convention ). Therefore, when the Hague Adoption Convention entered into force for the United States on April 1, 2008, intercountry adoption processing for Libya did not change.

    The Department of State does not maintain files on the adoption process in Libya because adoptions from Libya are rare; fewer than five adoptions by American citizen parents have taken place since 2000. Please visit the Department's Country Specific Information sheets for more information on travelling to Libya and the U.S. Embassy Tripoli website for information on consular services.