Adoption Agencies and Information for Lithuania
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:
Two U.S. embassies play complementary roles in the immigrant visa process for Lithuanian citizens, including adopted orphans. The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland ultimately issues all immigrant visas for citizens and residents of Lithuania. The U.S. Embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania conducts the mandatory I-604 Orphan Investigation interview for all orphan cases.
The Lithuanian government requires that all foreign adoption agencies seeking Lithuanian children be officially registered with the State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service of Lithuania. The only category from which foreign nationals may adopt an unlimited number of children is those with special needs. Sixteen foreign adoption organizations currently have authorization to operate in Lithuania, and as of August 1, 2006, no more foreign agencies’ applications are being accepted.
ADOPTION AUTHORITY IN LITHUANIA:The State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service
Ministry of Social Security and Labor:
Sodu g. 15
LT-03211 Vilnius, Lithuania
LITHUANIA EMBASSY IN THE UNITED STATES:
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania
4590 MacArthur Blvd., N. W.
Tel: (202) 234-5860
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.
Lithuania: Additional Adoption Agencies and Contact Information
Bethany Christian Services
Carolina Hope Christian Adoption Agency
The U.S. Department of State: Lithuania 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.