Adoption Agencies and Information for El Salvador
The process for international adoptions in El Salvador can be lengthy and complicated for prospective adoptive parents. The Salvadoran authorities responsible for administering adoptions are aware of the difficulties posed by the current process but disagree on whether current procedures should be amended. Some local officials are attempting to streamline the current adoption process, but others prefer to leave current practices unchanged. This causes the country's procedures to be applied inconsistently, and the experience of one adopting couple or parent may not be the same as that of any other couple or adopting single parent
The U.S. Embassy in San Salvador maintains a list of attorneys known to provide adoption services in El Salvador.
EL SALVADOR EMBASSY AND CONSULATES IN THE UNITED STATES:
Embassy of El Salvador
2308 California St. NW
Washington, D.C., 20008
Tel: (202) 265-9671
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.
El Salvador: Additional Adoption Agencies and Contact Information
An Open Door Adoption Agency, Inc.
Hope Cottage Pregnancy and Adoption Center
The U.S. Department of State: El Salvador Adoption and Adoption Agencies
The U.S. Department of State: Authentications Office
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Foreign travel registration
*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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