Intercountry Adoption

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Andorra

Andorra
Principality of Andorra
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Hague Convention Participation
Hague Adoption Convention Country?
Yes
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Hague Convention Information

Andorra is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption(Hague Adoption Convention).  Intercountry adoption processing in Convention countries is done in accordance with the requirements of the Convention; the U.S. implementing legislation, the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA); and the IAA’s implementing regulations, as well as the implementing legislation and regulations of the child’s country of origin.

The Adoption and Other Forms of Protection for Vulnerable Minors Act of March 21, 1996 and the recent modification on January 3, 2013 of the Adoption Regulation governs adoption processing in Andorra.

The small number of children that are eligible for adoption are generally adopted by Andorran citizens. Currently no U.S. accredited adoption service providers are authorized to work in Andorra, so it is not possible at this time for U.S. citizens to adopt an Andorran child pursuant to the Hague Adoption Convention.

Please visit the Department’s Country Specific Information for more information on travelling to Andorra, and the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona’s website for information on consular services.

U.S. Immigration Requirements

To bring an adopted child to the United States from Andorra, you must meet certain suitability and eligibility requirements. USCIS determines who is suitable and eligible to adopt a child from another country and bring that child to live in the United States under U.S. immigration law.

Additionally, a child must meet the definition of a Convention adoptee under U.S. immigration law in order to be eligible to immigrate to the United States with an IH-3 or IH-4 immigrant visa.

Contact Information

Andorran Central Authority
Ministry of Health and Welfare
Avenue Princep Benlloch no. 30, 4a Planta
AD - 500 Andorra La Vella
Principality of Andorra
Contact Person:
Mrs. Ruth Mallol Rovira
Central Authority Liaison Officer
Adoption Service
Tel: +376 874 800
Fax: +376 829 347
Email: adopcions.infancia@andorra.ad

Andorran Competent Authority 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
C/Prat de la Creu 62-64
AD - 500 Andorra La Vella
Principality of Andorra
Tel: +376 875 704
Fax: +376 869 559
Email: exteriors.gov@andorra.ad

U.S. Consulate General
Paseo Reina Elisenda, 23
08034 Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 93 280 2227
Fax: (34) 932 806 175
Email: barcelonaacs@state.gov

Last Updated: March 1, 2014

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Consulate General Barcelona
Paseo Reina Elisenda de Montcada, 23,
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Telephone
+(34) 93-280-2227
Emergency
+(34) 91-587-2200
Fax
+(34) 93-280-6175
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