Re-adopting a Child from another Country:


This is actually called a domestication of a foreign adoption, but it is commonly referred to as a “re-adoption”.  The Russian “adoption ban” has resulted in a slowing-down of international adoptions, however, countries such as India, Guatemala, Korea, China, Bulgaria, Columbia, the Phillipines, and Haiti continue to be a resource for adoptive parents who desire to adopt internationally.  Compliance with the Hague Convention Treaty on international Adoptions is required in order for a Child to obtain US citizenship.  Ethiopia recently (Jan 2018) banned intercountry adoptions.  If you intend to adopt internationally, please carefully select an adoption agency to assist you in the specific country where you intend to adopt, as each country’s laws and requirements are different.