Adopting from Albania
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Hague Convention Information
WARNING: Albania is party to the Hague Adoption Convention. Do not adopt or obtain legal custody of a child in Albania before a U.S. consular officer issues an "Article 5 Letter." Read more about Albania and the Hague Convention
Who Can Adopt
Adoption between the United States and Albania is governed by the Hague Adoption Convention. Therefore to adopt from Albania, you must first be found eligible to adopt by the U.S. Government. The U.S. Government agency responsible for making this determination is the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Read more about Who Can Adopt from Albania.
Who Can Be Adopted
Because Albania is party to The Hague Adoption Convention, children from Albania must meet the requirements of the Convention in order to be eligible for adoption. Read more about Who Can Be Adopted from Albania.
How to Adopt
The government office responsible for adoptions in Albania is the Albanian Adoption Committee. Individuals may not deal directly with the Albanian Adoption Committee or with individual orphanages or biological parents. To learn more about the process, read about How to Adopt from Albania.
Read more about the After Adoption Albania process.
Albania's Adoption Authority Address: Adresa: Rr : Mine Peza, Pallati 87/3, Shkalla 2, Tirana, Albania Tel: +355 (0)42 227 487; :+355226465 Fax: +355 (0)42 227 487; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) For questions about immigration procedures, call the National Customer Service Center (NCSC)
1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833)