Adopting from Abroad

If you are considering adopting from oversees, it is important to know that the U.S. government cannot intervene or interfere with a foreign country’s laws regarding inter-country adoption. In other words, your adoption will be entirely subject to the laws of the country from which you wish to adopt, in addition to Visa requirements from the U.S. Do your research by asking for country-specific adopting information sheets from the Office of Children’s Issues