Adoption Agencies and Information for Paraguay
Presently, intercountry adoptions are not allowed in Paraguay. The Department of State strongly advises against American citizens initiating adoptions from Paraguay. The Paraguay government has put a hold on any new cases for
international adoption until its Center for Adoptions is opened as part of its implementation of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption. Even once the center has opened, Paraguay will only recognize families that are citizens of countries that
have also ratified the Convention and the U.S. has not yet (January, 2007) approved the Convention.
Paraguay Embassy and Consulate in the US :
Embassy of Paraguay
2400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 483 6960
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.
Paraguay: 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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