Who Can Adopt from Albania

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Adoption between the United States and Albania is governed by the Hague Adoption Convention. Therefore to adopt from Albania, you must first be found eligible to adopt by the U.S. Government. The U.S. Government agency responsible for making this determination is the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Learn more.

In addition to these U.S. requirements for prospective adoptive parents, Albania also has the following requirements for prospective adoptive parents:


No known residency requirements.

Age of Adopting Parents

Under Albanian law, prospective adoptive parents must be a minimum of 18 years older than the adopted child.


Both married and single prospective adoptive parents are permitted. When an adoptive parent is married, the consent of their spouse is required.


Considered during the adoption process by the court as an indicator of the potential parents' ability to care for the child, but no guidelines are posted.


Post has not discovered any additional restrictions on adoptive parents.


Intercountry Adoption, Bureau of Consular Affairs. U.S. Department of State Country Information [1].

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