Intercountry Adoption From Hauge and Non-Hauge Convention Countries: Additional Resources

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Additional Resources

U.S. Department of State. Offers information for prospective parents and adoption professionals, including booklets on specific countries, news and alerts on intercountry adoption, Convention information, and more:

Hague vs. Non-Hague Adoption Process

Intercountry Adoption From A to Z

The Universal Accreditation Act of 2012

The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption: A Guide for Prospective Adoptive Parents

Immigrant Visa Process

Alerts & Notices

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Provides information on Convention and non-Convention adoptions and the immigration of adopted children into the United States:

I Am a U.S. Citizen How Do I… Immigrate an Adopted or Prospective Adopted Child or Help My Adopted Child Become a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident?

After Approval of Orphan and Hague Application

Bringing Your Internationally Adopted Child to the United States

Child Welfare Information Gateway. Offers general adoption information and resources specific to intercountry adoptions:

Intercountry Adoption: Where Do I Start?

Adopting Children From Another Country

After Intercountry Adoption

National Foster Care and Adoption Directory

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Provides information about health issues and the intercountry adoption process, including finding a medical provider in the United States:

Joint Council on International Children’s Services. Seeks to advance the overall well-being of vulnerable children in 52 countries:

Return to International Adoption


Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2014). Intercountry adoption from hague convention and non-hague convention countries. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2012). Finding and using postadoption services. Retrieved from

Pinderhuges, E., Matthews, J., Deoudes, G., & Pertman, A. (2013). A changing world: Shaping best practices through understanding of the new realities of intercountry adoption. Retrieved from

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. (2014). Re-homing of adopted children: responsibilities for states and opportunities in the provision of postadoption services. (ACYF-CB-IM-14-02). Retrieved from

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs. (2013). Convention countries. Retrieved from


1 For information on adoption disruption, refer to Information Gateway’s Adoption Disruption and Dissolution at

2 A third way to legally bring an adopted child to reside permanently in the United States is the immediate relative process. For more information, visit