Adopting from Armenia
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Armenia prides itself on being the first nation to formally adopt Christianity (early 4th century). Despite periods of autonomy, over the centuries Armenia came under the sway of various empires including the Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Persian, and Ottoman. To learn more read About Armenia.
Armenia Adoption Alert
Hague Convention Information
Armenia is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Therefore all adoptions between Armenia and the United States must meet the requirements of the Convention and U.S. law implementing the Convention.
NOTE: Special transition provisions apply to adoptions initiated before April 1, 2008. Learn more.
Who Can Adopt
Who Can Be Adopted
Because Armenia is party to the Hague Adoption Convention, children from Armenia must meet the requirements of the Convention in order to be eligible for adoption. Read more about Who Can Be Adopted from Armenia.
How to Adopt
Because Armenia is party to the Hague Adoption Convention, adopting from Armenia must follow a specific process designed to meet the Convention's requirements. Read more about How to Adopt from Armenia.
Learn more about Traveling Abroad in Armenia
According to Armenian law, there are no post-adoption requirements for intercountry adoptions.
What resources are available to assist families after the adoption?
Many adoptive parents find it important to find support after the adoption. Take advantage of all the resources available to your family -- whether it's another adoptive family, a support group, an advocacy organization, or your religious or community services.
Here are some good places to start your support group search:
NOTE: Inclusion of non-U.S. Government links does not imply endorsement of contents.
U.S. Embassy in Armenia
1 American Avenue Yerevan, Republic of Armenia Tel: (+374 10) 464-700, 494-686 Fax: (+374 10) 464-742, 464-737 Email: email@example.com
Armenian Adoption Authority
Embassy of the Republic of Armenia
Armenian Consulate General
50 North La Cienega Boulevard, Suite 210 Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Tel: (310) 657-7320 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Children's Issues
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)