Adopting from Argentina
Notice: As of July 14, 2014, all individuals and agencies facilitating international adoptions must be in compliance with the Intercountry Universal Accreditation Act.
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In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. Read more About Argentina.
Hague Convention Information
Argentina is not party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). To learn more, read about Argentina and the Hague Convention.
Who Can Adopt
To bring an adopted child to United States from Argentina, you must be found eligible to adopt by the U.S. Government. To learn more, read about Who Can Adopt from Argentina.
Who Can Be Adopted
Argentina 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 Argentina.
How to Adopt
While there is no official adoption authority, prospective adoptive parents must apply to ‘’Consejo Nacionalde Niñez, Adolescencia y Familia’’. Read more about How to Adopt from Argentina.
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 Argentina during the adoption process.
What does Argentina require of the adoptive parents after the adoption?
By Argentine law, adoptive parents must inform the child of his/her adoption before the child turns 18 years of age. Parents must sign this commitment at the court at the time the adoption is granted. According to the laws in Argentina, adopted children have the right to know their true biological identity and will have access to their adoption file once they have reached the age of 18.
We strongly urge you to comply with the wish of Argentina and complete all post-adoption requirements in a timely manner. Your adoption agency may be able to help you with this process. Your cooperation will contribute to that country's history of positive experiences with American parents.
What resources are available to assist families after the 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.
U.S. Embassy, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4300 Avenida Colombia 1425 Buenos Aires Argentina Main Telephone: (011)(54)(11) 5777-4533 Consular Fax: (54)(11) 5777-4448 BuenosAires.IV@state.gov U.S. Embassy Argentina
Argentine Adoption Authority
Secretaria National de la Ninez, Adolescencia y Familia Av. Peron 524 piso 1 (for adoptions) Telephone: (54)(11) 4338-5800 into. 6012
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20009 Tel: (202) 939-6400
Argentina also has consulates in Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and Houston.
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: AskCI@state.gov U.S. Department of State
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 adoption.state.gov/country_information/country_specific_info.php?country-select=argentina