Adopting from Cambodia

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Angkor Wat.

Artisans Khmers.

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 Cambodia

Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, descendants of the Angkor Empire that extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the empire, ushering in a long period of decline. The king placed the country under French protection in 1863, and it became part of French Indochina in 1887. To learn more, read About Cambodia.

Cambodia Adoption Alert

There have been multiple adoption alerts for Cambodia. To learn more, read Cambodia Adoption Alert.

Hague Convention Information

Cambodia 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 Cambodia and the United States must meet the requirements of the Convention and U.S. law implementing the Convention. To learn more, read about Cambodia and the Hague Convention.

Who Can Adopt

Intercountry adoptions are not possible from Cambodia at this time.

Contact Information

The Embassy of the United States of America, Phnom Penh

Consular Section 1, Street 96 Phnom Penh, Cambodia Tel: (855-23) 728-000 Fax: (855-23) 728-600 Email: Internet: U.S. Embassy Cambodia

Cambodia's Adoption Authority

No. 788, Preah Monivong Blvd., Sangkat Boeung Trabek, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Tel: 855-23-725-191or 725-891

Embassy of Cambodia

The Royal Embassy of Cambodia 4530 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20011, Tel. 202-726-7742

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 E-mail: Internet: U.S. Department of State

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).


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