Adoption Agencies and Information for Belarus
Our Agency, Adoption Services, Inc. can help you with a domestic adoption, but we are no longer doing international adoptions due to problems that can occur in any international adoption. We are a fully licensed non-profit adoption agency that helps birth parents and families living in any state in the U.S. and we can also help U.S. citizens living in any foreign country. Since our founding in 1985, we have worked with thousands of birth parents and adopting families from all over the world and our overall satisfaction rating is excellent. We are committed to putting your needs first and to helping you in every way possible. Feel free to contact us or call (toll-free 1(800)943-0400) if you have any questions or if you want our guidance or help. All calls are confidential and there is never any obligation or cost to you for our help.
Regarding adoptions from this foreign country:
As of the date of this update (Jan. 2007) Belarus is currently closed to adoptions by foreign citizens. At this time the US Department of State has been corresponding with the Government of Belarus regarding the need for clear and current information on the adoption process. Virtually all intercountry adoptions in Belarus have ceased since October 4, 2004, when Belarusian President Aliaksandr Lukashenko asked his cabinet to look into international adoptions. The Government of Belarus changed its adoption procedures in 2005 but adoptions have yet to move forward.
Prospective adoptive parents are advised to fully research any of the adoption agencies or facilitators they plan to use for adoption services.
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.
Belarus: Additional Adoption Agencies and Contact Information
Links Adoption Services
Nightlight Christian Adoptions
The U.S. Department of State: Belarus Adoption and Adoption Agencies
The U.S. Department of State: Authentications Office
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Foreign travel registration
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.