Adopting from Romania
The information contained on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional legal advice. Always seek the advice of a licensed and qualified professional. While the content of this website is frequently updated, information changes rapidly and therefore, some information may be out of date, and/or contain inaccuracies, omissions or typographical errors.
The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. To learn more please read About Romania.
Romania Adoption Alert
Hague Convention Information
Romania 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 Romania and the United States must meet the requirements of the Convention; the U.S. implementing legislation, the Intercountry Act of 2000 (IAA); and the IAA implementing regulations.
Romanian law currently prohibits intercountry adoption except by the grandparents, aunts, or uncles of a child. Please visit the Department's Country Specific Information sheets for more information on traveling to Romania and U.S. Embassy Bucharest's website for information on consular services.
Embassy of the United States of America
4-6, Dr. Liviu Librescu Blvd., District 1, Bucharest 015118 Romania Tel: (+40) 21 200-3300 Fax: (+40) 21 200-3442
Consulate of the United States of America
4-6, Dr. Liviu Librescu Blvd., District 1, Bucharest 015118 Romania Tel: (+40) 21 270-6000 Fax: (+40) 21 200-3505 E-mail Visas: VisasBucharest@state.gov E-mail American Citizens: firstname.lastname@example.org Consular Section
Romanian Adoption Authority
Romanian Office for Adoptions 47 Petofi Sandor Street District 1, Bucharest 011405, Romania Tel: (+40) 21 230-1351 Fax: (+40) 230-1320 E-mail: email@example.com Internet: Romanian Adoption Authority
Embassy of Romania
Office of Children's Issues
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
For questions about immigration procedures, call the National Customer Service Center (NCSC) at 1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833).