GEORGIA - Foreign Authorization

Last Updated: November 2, 2021

Georgia – Foreign Authorization

To support the viability of intercountry adoption as an option for permanency for children in Georgia, the Office of Children’s Issues and the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi sought information from the Georgian Central Authority regarding its legal requirements for the authorization of adoption service providers (ASP), pursuant to Article 12 of the Hague Adoption Convention.

Georgia ratified the Convention on April 9, 1999, and it entered into force on August 1, 1999.

The Georgian Central Authority confirmed that a U.S. ASP is authorized to provide intercountry adoption services in Georgia as long as the ASP has a current accreditation in the United States. To request evidence of accreditation status, ASPs may email to request this official communication.

ASPs with questions about adoptions from Georgia should contact the Georgian Central Authority:
LEPL Agency For State Care And Assistance for the (Statutory) Victims of Human Trafficking (Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons From The Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs)
9 Mikheil Asatiani 0177, Tbilisi, Georgia

Phone: +(995 599) 161615, or + (995 32) 2 395311
Contact person: Ms. Meri Maghlaperidze, Director of LEPL Agency For State Care and Assistance for the (Statutory) Victims of Human Trafficking

For additional information, ASPs may wish to review the Georgia country-information page.