Sierra Leone: Suspension

Last Updated: March 26, 2019

On March 22, 2019, the Government of Sierra Leone informed the Department it has temporarily suspended the processing of all new intercountry adoption cases until at least April 30, 2019, pending an internal review of its current process and the implementation of new adoption procedures and policies.  

Adoptive parents with adoptions already in process should communicate with their adoption service providers regarding their cases. 

Please continue to monitor for updated information. We will update this site as new information becomes available. For questions about this notice, please email the Office of Children’s Issues at