Adoption Notice Archive


Bolivia_Notice_ Procedural Barriers to Hague Adoptions_April 25 2013

Cambodia_Notice_ Update on Status of Intercountry Adoptions between the United States and Cambodia_January 1 2013

China_ Alert_Suspension of Adoption Immigrant Visa Interviews_May 14, 2013

China_Notice_ New Location for Consulate General Guangzhou_June 6 2013

Colombia_Alert_A temporary moratorium on the acceptance of new intercountry adoption applications is expected from Colombia_June 2,2013

Colombia_Alert_Colombia Moratorium Update_June 30, 2013

Democratic Republic of the Congo_Alert_Authorities Announce Changes to Suspension Exceptions and New Prohibition on Adoptions by Single Parents_ October 22, 2013

Democratic Republic of the Congo_Alert_Democratic Republic of the Congo Immigration Authorities Suspend Issuance of Exit Permits to Adoptees_ May 1, 2013

Democratic Republic of the Congo_Alert_Democratic Republic of the Congo Immigration Authorities Suspend Issuance of Exit Permits to Adoptees_ September 26, 2013

Democratic Republic of the Congo_Alert_Immigration Authorities Announce Limited Exceptions to Exit Permit Suspension_October 7, 2013

Democratic Republic of the Congo_Immigration Authorities Clarify Procedures for Limited Issuance of Exit Permits_July 15 2013

Democratic Republic of the Congo_Notice for Individuals Seeking Further Information Following the Department of State's May 14 Conference Call_May 15 2013

Democratic Republic of the Congo_Notice_Changes at Embassy Kinshasa for adoption-related immigrant visa processing_February 6 2013

Democratic Republic of the Congo_Notice_Clarification regarding Embassy Kinshasa adoption-related immigrant visa procedures_April 29 2013

Democratic Republic of the Congo_Notice_Reports of the Removal of Children from Orphanages in the DRC_March 14 2013

El Salvador_Alert_Adoption Delays and Complications_May 29, 2013

Ethiopia_Notice_Health Concerns in Ethiopia_April 1 2013

Ethiopia_Notice_Implementation of Pre-Adoption Immigration Review (PAIR) Program in Ethiopia_June 2 2013

Ethiopia_Notice_Notes from Ambassador Jacobs' Meeting with Adoption Service Providers on December 11, 2012 in Addis Ababa_January 24 2013

Ethiopia_Notice_PAIR Ethiopia Transition Notes Answers to Frequently Asked Questions_December 5 2013

Ethiopia_Notice_Reminder of the implementation of the Pre-Adoption Immigration Review (PAIR) program_August 29 2013

Ghana_Alert_Guidance on Processing of Emergency Adoption Cases during Ghana’s Suspension_October 14, 2013

Guatemala_Update on Intercountry Adoptions in Guatemala_May 27 2013

Haiti _ Alert_Haiti authorizes U.S. adoption service providers_ April 23, 2013

India _ Notice_Informing the Government of India When an Adopted Indian Child Acquires U.S. Citizenship_December 2, 2013

Ireland _ Notice_U.S. _Ireland Operating Arrangement for Outgoing Adoptions of U.S. Children by Irish Prospective Adoptive Parents_May 2, 2013

Kenya_Reminder of Kenyan prohibition against pre-selection of prospective adoptees_October 14, 2013

Lesotho_Adoptions from Lesotho to Begin Under the Hague Adoption Convention_February 28, 2013

Lesotho_Alert_The Hague Adoption Convention Enters into Force for Lesotho_ December 4, 2013

Mali _Notice_ Malian Law Restricts Intercountry Adoptions_ April 30, 2013

Mexico_ Notice_Updated information from the Mexican Central Authority regarding adoptions completed without first fulfilling all intercountry process_August 25, 2013

Mexico_Notice_Updated information on U.S.-based Hague Accredited Adoption Service Providers authorized by Mexican Central Authority_July 10, 2013

Nepal _ Notice_No U.S. Adoption Service Providers Currently Authorized to Facilitate Adoptions in Nepal_July 16, 2013

Philippines _Notice_Typhoon Haiyan – Message for U.S. prospective adoptive parents_November 17, 2013

Russia _Alert_Families, Agencies Report Difficulties in Completing Russian Adoptions_January 10, 2013

Russia _Alert_Legislation to Ban Intercountry Adoption by U.S. Families_January 2, 2013

Russia _Alert_Russian Supreme Court Letter on Implementation of Federal Law No. 272-FZ_January 23, 2013

Russia_ Alert_Legislation to Ban Intercountry Adoption by U.S. Families_ January 2, 2013

Serbia _Alert_Reports of Misleading Guidance on Intercountry Adoptions from Serbia_May 8, 2013

South Korea _Adoption Notice_ The Republic of Korea Signs the Hague Adoption Convention_May 27, 2013

South Korea _Notice_Korea Begins Implementing Special Adoption Act_January 24, 2013

Swaziland _Notice_The Hague Adoption Convention Enters into Force for Swaziland_July 2, 2013

Taiwan_Notice_  Taiwan implements a Pre-Adoption Immigration Review requirement for all adoptions by U.S. citizens of children residing in Taiwan_February 26, 2013

Uzbekistan _ Alert_Decree amending the Civil Procedural Code concerning Courts appointed as adoption authorities to review domestic and adoptions_July 21, 2013

Vietnam _Children Adopted From Vietnam Before July 1, 2009 Must Register with the Government of Vietnam to Retain Vietnamese Citizenship._October 24, 2013

Vietnam _Vietnam’s Department Of Adoptions is Accepting Applications From U.S. Hague-Accredited ASPs Wishing To Facilitate Adoptions In Vietnam_July 21, 2013

Vietnam _Vietnam's Department of Adoptions Issues Further Guidance for U.S. Convention-Accredited Adoption Service Providers_September 16, 2013