What Countries Can Americans Not Adopt From?


This week, Cambodia revealed that it would soon resume international adoptions after a four-year suspension. In the past, a majority of adoptions of Cambodian children were by American parents.

International AdoptionThere are several other countries that ban adoption either internationally or specifically for families in the United States, and there are others that the United States government refuses for various violations.

Russia suspended U.S. adoptions in 2013, and while Indian nationals living abroad may apply to adopt any child from India who needs a home, others are not permitted unless the children have special needs.

Countries that the U.S. government has forbidden adoption from include Vietnam, Nepal, and Guatemala.

There are still many countries that adoption agencies in the United States are able to work with to help families in their adoption journey. Contact us to learn more!


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