Adoption Agencies and Information for Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is a party to the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption and will only approve intercountry adoptions when the prospective adopting parent(s) reside in a country that has also ratified the Convention. Accordingly, for residents of the U.S., adoption from the Czech Republic is not possible at this time (January, 2007). Prospective adoptive parents who are U.S. citizens but legal residents of the Czech Republic may adopt orphans under Czech law. U.S. citizens who reside outside the United States and are considering adopting in the Czech Republic should, prior to beginning the adoption process, confirm whether the country they reside in is a party to the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption.
There are no private adoption agencies in the Czech Republic. ADOPTION AUTHORITY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC:
Central Office for International Legal Protection of Juveniles
("Urad pro Mezinarodnepravni ochranu deti")
60200 Brno, Czech Republic
Tel: (420) 54221 5443 through 5.
CZECH EMBASSY AND CONSULATES IN THE UNITED STATES:
Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
tel. (202) 274-9103
For more information about adoption from this country and about adoption agencies that can assist you, please visit the websites below. Prospective adoptive parents are advised to fully research any of the adoption agencies they plan to use for adoption services.
Czech Republic: Additional Adoption Agencies and Contact Information
*Footnote: The Joint Council for International Children’s Services (JCICS) is one of the oldest and largest membership associations of licensed non-profit international adoption agencies. All of the above adoption agencies are listed as members of JCICS.
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This site is intended as a very general guide to assist adopting persons who are considering the adoption of a child from a foreign country. External links should not be construed as an endorsement of the site, the adoption agencies listed, or of the information contained within the sites