Adoption Agencies and Information for Lebanon
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 law of this islamic country does not recognize the practice of adoption and as such may not create under U.S. Law the requisite legal adoptive relationship and status required by the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act for immigration purposes. In Lebanon, only Christian institutions recognize adoptions as a legal convention and define the conditions, rights and duties thereof. Christian orphanages in Lebanon may have children available for adoption. Lebanese adoptions are complex, and it is highly recommended that persons considering adoption from Lebanon seek legal counsel in Lebanon before beginning this process.
Since adoption is overseen by religious institutions in Lebanon, the adoptions must be supervised by authorized church authorities and must be approved by these authorities as well as the Christian Court. This also applies to children who are adopted through non-Christian denominations.
Lebanon Embassy or Consulate:
Embassy of Lebanon
2560 28th Street, N. W.
Washington, D.C. 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.
Lebanon: 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.