Adopting from Croatia

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the content of this website is frequently updated, information changes rapidly and therefore, some information may be out of date, and/or contain inaccuracies, omissions or typographical errors.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

The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. To learn more please read About Croatia.

Croatia Adoption Alert

There have been multiple adoption alerts for Croatia over the years. To learn more please read the Croatia Adoption Alert page.

Hague Convention Information

Croatia is not party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Hague Adoption Convention). Intercountry adoptions of children from non-Hague countries are processed in accordance with [ 8 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 204.3] as it relates to orphans as defined under the Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 101(b)(1)(F). To learn more, please read Croatia and the Hague Convention.

Contact Information

U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Croatia

Ulica Thomasa Jeffersona 2 10010 Zagreb Croatia Tel: +385-1-661-2200 Fax: +385-1-665-8933 Email: Internet: [ U.S. Embassy in Republic of Croatia]


The Ministry of Social Policy and Youth Savska cesta 66, 10000 Zagreb Croatia Tel: +385 1 555 7111 Internet: Ministry of Social Policy and Youth

Embassy of the Republic of Croatia

2343 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington DC 20008-2803 Tel: 202-588-5899 Fax: 202-588-8937, 588-8936 Email: Internet: [ Embassy of the Republic of Croatia]

The Republic of Croatia also has consulates in: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Kansas City, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Houston.

Office of Children’s Issues

U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street, N.W. (SA-29) Washington, D.C. 20520 Tel: 1-888-407-4747 Email: Internet: [[[adoption]] U.S. Department of State]

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