Adoption Agencies and Information for Czech Republic
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:
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
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.