Adopting from Afghanistan
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Ahmad Shah DURRANI unified the Pashtun tribes and founded Afghanistan in 1747. The country served as a buffer between the British and Russian Empires until it won independence from national British control in 1919. Read more About Afghanistan.
Hague Convention Information
Afghanistan is not party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Read more about Afghanistan and the Hague Convention.
Who Can Adopt
Who Can Be Adopted
How to Adopt
Guardians are not required to provide periodic reports on the child’s adjustment and welfare to the Afghan Family Court.
Office of Children’s Issues U.S. Department of State CA/OCS/CI SA-17, 9th Floor Washington, DC 20522-1709 Tel: 1-888-407-4747 Email: AskCI@state.gov
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)
Intercountry Adoption. Bureau of Consular Affairs. U.S. Department of State. Country Information. adoption.state.gov/country_information/country_specific_info.php?country-select=afghanistan Last updated July 2013