Adopting from Grenada
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Carib Indians inhabited Grenada when Christopher COLUMBUS discovered the island in 1498, but it remained uncolonized for more than a century. The French settled Grenada in the 17th century, established sugar estates, and imported large numbers of African slaves. To learn more please read About Grenada.
Hague Convention Information
Grenada is not party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Therefore, when the Hague Adoption Convention entered into force for the United States on April 1, 2008, intercountry adoption processing for Grenada did not change.
Who Can Adopt
Who Can Be Adopted
How to Adopt
The process for adopting a child from Grenada generally includes the following steps:
- Choose an Adoption Service Provider
- Apply to be Found Eligible to Adopt
- Be Matched with a Child
- Adopt the Child in Grenada
- Apply for the Child to be Found Eligible for Adoption
- Bring Your Child Home
To learn about this process please read How to Adopt from Grenada.
Applying for Your U.S. Passport
A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and leave Grenada. Only the U.S. Department of State has the authority to grant, issue, or verify U.S. passports. To learn more please read Traveling Abroad in Grenada.
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 Grenada
Lance Aux Epines Main Road St. George's, Grenada
Mailing address: P.O. Box 54 St. George's, Grenada Tel: (473) 444-1173; Fax: (473) 444-4820; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A free information booklet is supplied on request.
Embassy of Grenada
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)