Sierra Leone Adoption Notice: Suspension until June 3, 2019

The Government of Sierra Leone informed the Department it has extended the suspension of processing of all new intercountry adoption cases until June 3, 2019, pending an internal review of their current process and the implementation of new adoption procedures and policies.

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

Last Updated: May 29, 2019