Who Can Be Adopted from Solomon Islands


The Solomon Islands has specific requirements that a child must meet in order to be eligible for adoption. You cannot adopt a child in the Solomon Islands unless he or she meets the requirements outlined below.

In addition to these requirements, a child must meet the definition of an orphan under U.S. law for you to bring him or her back to the United States. Learn more about these U.S. requirements.


Relinquishment Requirements: The birth mother of the child must sign a consent form no earlier than six weeks after the child's birth allowing for adoption of the child.

Age Requirements: Prospective adoptive parents cannot apply to the court for an adoption order before the child has attained the age of six weeks.

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