Adopting from Croatia
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The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. To learn more please read About Croatia.
Croatia Adoption Alert
Hague Convention Information
Croatia is not party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Hague Adoption Convention). Intercountry adoptions of children from non-Hague countries are processed in accordance with 8 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 204.3 as it relates to orphans as defined under the Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 101(b)(1)(F). To learn more, please read Croatia and the Hague Convention.
U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Croatia
Embassy of the Republic of Croatia
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: AskCI@state.gov Internet: [[[adoption]].state.gov U.S. Department of State]
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) Internet: [uscis.gov USCIS]
National Benefits Center Tel: 1-877-424-8374 (toll free); 1-816-251-2770 (local) Email: NBC.Adoptions@DHS.gov