Adopting from Angola

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the content of this website is frequently updated, information changes rapidly and therefore, some information may be out of date, and/or contain inaccuracies, omissions or typographical errors.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

Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. To learn more, read About Angola.

Hague Convention Information

Angola is not party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Hague Adoption Convention). To learn more, read about Angola and the Hague Convention

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Who Can Adopt

Learn more about Who Can Adopt from Angola

Who Can Be Adopted

In addition to U.S. immigration requirements, Angola has specific requirements that a child must meet in order to be eligible for adoption. To learn more, read about Who Can Be Adopted from Angola.


How to Adopt

To learn more about the adoption process in Angola please read How to Adopt from Angola.


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 Angola during the adoption process.

After Adoption

Post-Adoption/Post-Placement Reporting Requirements

Angola has no post-adoption or post-placement reporting requirements.

Post-Adoption Resources

Many adoptive parents find it important to find support after the adoption. There are many public and private nonprofit post-adoption services available for children and their families. There are also numerous adoptive family support groups and adoptee organizations active in the United States that provide a network of options for adoptees who seek out other adoptees from the same country of origin. Take advantage of all the resources available to your family, whether it is another adoptive family, a support group, an advocacy organization, or your religious or community services.

Here are some places to start your support group search:

Child Welfare Information Gateway

North American Council on Adoptable Children

Adoption Services Support Groups for Adopting Persons

NOTE: Inclusion of non-U.S. government links does not imply endorsement of contents.

Contact Information

U.S. Embassy in Angola

American Embassy Rua Houari Boumedienne #32, Miramar Luanda, Angola C.P. 6468 Tel: (244)(222) 641-000 Fax: (244)(222) 641-259 Email: Internet: Angola US Embassy

Angola’s Adoption Authorities

Ministry of Justice, Family Court Room Sala da Familia, Tribunal Provincial de Luanda Rua Amilcar Cabral No. 17, 5th and 7th Floor Luanda, Angola Tel: No telephone numbers for the public are available

MINARS - National Institute of the Child and Adolescent Rua N’Gola M’Bambi Luanda, Angola Tel: 244-222 322 611; 222 323 683; 222 322 753

Assembleia Nacional (Parliament)

Rua 1 Congresso do MPLA Luanda, Angola Tel: +244 222 391691; 222 394541

Embassy of Angola

Embassy of the Republic of Angola 2100-2108 16th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20009 Tel: 202-785-1156 Fax: 202-785-1258 Internet: Embassy of the Republic of Angola

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) Internet: USCIS

For questions about filing a Form I-600A or I-600 petition:

National Benefits Center Tel: 1-877-424-8374 (toll free); 1-816-251-2770 (local) Email:


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