Adopting from Algeria

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Notice: As of July 14, 2014, all individuals and agencies facilitating international adoptions must be in compliance with the Intercountry Universal Accreditation Act.

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the content of this website is frequently updated, information changes rapidly and therefore, some information may be out of date, and/or contain inaccuracies, omissions or typographical errors.

About Algeria

After more than a century of rule by France, Algerians fought through much of the 1950s to achieve independence in 1962. Read more About Algeria

Hague Convention Information

Algeria 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 Algeria and the Hague Convention.

Who Can Adopt

To bring an adopted child to United States from Algeria, you must be found eligible to adopt by the U.S. Government. Read more about Who Can Adopt from Algeria.

Who Can Be Adopted

Algeria has specific requirements that a child must meet in order to be eligible for adoption. Read more about Who Can Be Adopted from Algeria.

How to Adopt

Read more about How to Adopt from Algeria.

Traveling Abroad

It's important to know the ins and outs of traveling abroad as you begin planning your adoption journey. Read more about Traveling Abroad in Algeria during the adoption process.

After 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:

Child Welfare Information Gateway

North American Council on Adoptable Children

Note: Inclusion of non-U.S. Government links does not imply endorsement of contents.

Contact Information

U.S. Embassy in Algeria

Address: 5 Chemin Cheikh Bachir El-Ibrahimi, 16000, Alger, Algerie Tel: +213 021 98 20 00 Fax: +213 021 60 73 35 Email: Internet:

Algeria's Ministry of Social Action and National Solidarity

Address: Route Nationale No. 1 les vergers BP No. 31 Bir khadem, Alger, Algerie Tel: +213 021 44 99 46/47 Fax: +213 021 44 97 26

Algeria Adoption Authority

Ministry of National Solidarity Address: Route Nationale No. 1 les vergers BP No. 31 Bir khadem, Alger, Algerie Tel.: +213 021 44 99 46 +213 021 44 99 47 Fax: +213 021 44 97 26

Embassy of Algeria

Address: 2118 Kalorama Road, NW Tel: (202) 265-2800 Fax: (202) 667-2174 Email: Internet:

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:

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