Adoption Agencies and Information for Bolivia
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Regarding adoptions from this foreign country:
Bolivia is currently closed to adoptions by US citizens. Bolivia ratified the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption in January 2002. Bolivian adoptions have ceased between countries that have not yet implemented the Convention and, as of the time of this update (Jan. 2007), the United States has not yet implemented the Convention. Due to the current restrictions on intercountry adoptions in Bolivia, there are currently no licensed adoption agencies in Bolivia handling the adoption of Bolivian children by U.S. citizens.
The governmental authority responsible for adoption matters in Bolivia is the Vice-Ministry of Gender and Generational Affairs(Viceministerio de Género y Asuntos Generacionales), which may be reached via the following contact information:
Av. 16 de Julio #1219
La Paz, Bolivia
Telephone: 591 – 2 - 212 4725; 591- 2 –212 4727
BOLIVIA EMBASSY AND CONSULATES IN THE US:
Embassy of Bolivia
3014 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Tel: (202) 483-4410
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.
Bolivia: Additional Adoption Agencies and Contact Information
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.