Adoption Agencies and Information for Marshall Islands
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:
While the Marshall Islands are not technically closed for adoptions by US citizens, there have been very few (if any) adoptions from this country in recent years. The Department of State strongly advises American citizens not to adopt in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) at this time.
In the past, there have been facilitators arranging for Marshallese women to travel to Hawaii and other States for the birth of a child for adopting out to US citizens. The new law states it is illegal to knowingly facilitate a person to travel outside the Republic for purposes of placing that person’s child or children, whether born or unborn, for adoption.
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.
Marshall Islands: Additional Adoption Agencies and Contact Information
The U.S. Department of State: Marshall Islands 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.