Adoption Agencies and Information for Estonia
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We are no longer conducting international adoptions due to the many problems that currently exist. We continue to conduct Domestic adoptions and our Registration list is currently open. Feel free to call (1(800)943-0400) or click on the link Contact Us.
Regarding adoptions from this foreign country:
According to the Estonian Family Law only those children whose parents are deceased or whose parents have had their parental rights taken away may be adopted. There are few such children and long waiting lists of Estonian families who by law take precedence. Prospective adoptive parents must send a letter of interest to the Ministry of Social Welfare (MSW) through their adoption agency. Recent U.S. immigrant visa statistics reflect the following pattern for visa issuance to country’s orphans:
Fiscal Year Number of Immigrant Visas Issued
FY 2005 13
FY 2004 13
FY 2003 13
FY 2002 10
FY 2001 10
ADOPTION AUTHORITY IN COUNTRY:
Consultant of the Office of Child Protection
Ministry of Social Welfare of the Republic of Estonia
Gonsiori 29, Room 217
15027 Tallinn, Estonia
ESTONIA EMBASSY AND CONSULATE IN THE US:
Embassy of Estonia
2131 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington DC 20008
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.
Estonia: Additional Adoption Agencies and Contact Information
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia
The U.S. Department of State: Estonia 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.