adoption agencies estonia

Adoption Agencies and Information for Estonia

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:

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

Consultant of the Office of Child Protection
Ministry of Social Welfare of the Republic of Estonia
Gonsiori 29, Room 217
15027 Tallinn, Estonia

Embassy of Estonia
2131 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington DC 20008
Tel: (202)-588-0101
Fax: (202)-588-0108

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.

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