Adopting from Azerbaijan

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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.

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About Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan - a nation with a majority-Turkic and majority-Shia Muslim population - was briefly independent (from 1918 to 1920) following the collapse of the Russian Empire; it was subsequently incorporated into the Soviet Union for seven decades. To learn more read About Azerbaijan.

Hague Convention Information

Azerbaijan is party to the Hague Adoption Convention. Intercountry adoption processing in Hague countries is done in accordance with the requirements of the Convention; the U.S. implementing legislation, the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA); and the IAA’s implementing regulations, as well as the implementing legislation and regulations of Azerbaijan. To learn more, read about Azerbaijan and the Hague Convention.

Who Can Adopt

Adoption in Azerbaijan is extremely rare, and as such, there is no current information regarding who can adopt or who can be adopted from the country.

Adoption Authority

Azerbaijan’s Adoption Authority State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs’’’

AZ 1000, Baku, Azerbaijan 40 U. Hajibeyov Str. Government House, Gate IV Tel: +994 (12) 493-70-39 Fax: +994 (12) 493 58 72 Email: Internet: [ State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs]


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