Adoption Agencies and Information for Latvia
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:
In recent years, adoptions from Latvia to the United States have significantly decreased in numbers. Much of this is due to the strict interpretation of its adoption law. Latvia Adoption Law requires that a parent-child relationship be established before the court decision is considered final. However, the interpretation of what constitutes an appropriate time to form that relationship may vary with the different courts. Prospective parents should be prepared to share a household with their child in Latvia for the time set by that court.
There is some opposition in Latvia to the adoption of Latvia children by foreigners. This has contributed to a reluctance to reform international adoption procedures, which entail several extended trips by adoptive parents to Latvia to complete all requirements.
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.
Latvia: Additional Adoption Agencies and Contact Information
An Open Door Adoption Agency, Inc.
The U.S. Department of State: Latvia 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.