Adopting from Belarus

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Notice: As of July 14, 2014, all individuals and agencies facilitating international adoptions must be in compliance with the Intercountry Universal Accreditation Act.

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About Belarus

After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. To learn more, read About Belarus.

Hague Convention Information

Belarus is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Intercountry adoption processing in Hague countries is done in accordance with the requirements of the Convention; the U.S. implementing legislation, the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA); and the IAA’s implementing regulations, as well as the implementing legislation and regulations of Belarus. To learn more, read about Belarus and the Hague Convention.

How to Adopt

Adoption Authority

BelarusAdoption Authority

Belarusian National Adoption Center of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus.

Contact Information

U.S. Embassy in Belarus

46 Starovilenskaya St Minsk, Belarus 220002 Tel: 375 – 17-2101283 Fax: 375 – 17-2177160 Email:

Belarus’s Adoption Authority

Belarusian National Adoption Center Ms. Natalia Pospelova, Director Platonova Str. 22, 11 th Floor Minsk, BELARUS Tel: 375 – 17-232-6701 Fax: 375 – 17-231-0617 Email:

Embassy of Belarus

1619 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20009 Tel: (202) 986-1606 fax: (202) 986-1805 Email: Internet: [ Embassy of Belarus]

Belarus also has a Consulate at its UN Mission in New York.

Office of Children’s Issues

U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street, N.W. SA-29 Washington, D.C. 20520 Tel: 1-888-407-4747 Email:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

For questions about immigration procedures: National Customer Service Center (NCSC) Tel: 1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833)

For questions about filing a Form I-800A or I-800 petition: National Benefits Center Tel: 1-877-424-8374 (toll free); 1-816-251-2770 (local) Email:


Intercountry Adoption, Bureau of Consular Affairs. U.S. Department of State Country Information[1]