Intercountry Adoption

  1. Intercountry Adoption
  2. Why Adopt?
  3. Who Can Adopt?


Each year thousands of U.S. citizens adopt children from abroad and many families in other countries adopt U.S. children. Intercountry adoption is governed by both the laws of the country in which the child lives and the country in which the adoptive parents live. Under U.S. law, there are two distinct intercountry adoption processes: the Hague Convention process and the non-Hague Convention process. Which process you will follow will depend on whether or not the other country involved is also a party to the Hague Convention. In this website, we will guide you through and answer your questions about these processes.

The following information on Adoption in Madagascar is available on the State Department web site on adoption in Madagascar: