CDC-compliant testing for COVID-19 is either not available or the results are not reliably available within one calendar day of testing. The COVID-19 vaccination rate within Solomon Islands is comparatively much lower than other countries in the region.
Following is the limited adoption information that the Department has obtained from the adoption authority of the Solomon Islands, the Social Welfare Division under the Ministry of Health. The Social Welfare Division oversees all adoptions processes in the Solomon Islands. U.S. citizens interested in adopting children from the Solomon Islands should contact the Social Welfare Division to inquire about applicable laws and procedures. There are no U.S. adoption service providers authorized by the Government of the Solomon Islands to provide adoption services in the Solomon Islands. As of July 14, 2014, federal Hague accreditation standards apply to adoption service providers performing services in non-Hague intercountry adoptions. For more information see our information on the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act.
U.S. citizen prospective adoptive parents living in the Solomon Islands who would like to adopt a child from the United States or from a third country should also contact the Social Welfare Division of the Solomon Islands. See contact information below.
The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea provides services to U.S. citizens in the Solomon Islands and adjudicates non-immigrant and immigrant visas for Solomon Islanders.
Please visit the Department of State’s Country Specific Information for more information on travelling to the Solomon Islands and the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea’s website for information on consular services and visas.
SOLOMON ISLANDS’ ADOPTION AUTHORITY:
Ms. Linda Tupe
Social Welfare Division
Ministry of Health
P.O. Box 349
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Tel: +677 20569 / 20686
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