Adoption Agencies and Information for Moldova
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We are no longer conducting international adoptions due to the many problems that currently exist. We continue to conduct Domestic adoptions and our Registration list is currently open. Feel free to call (1(800)943-0400) or click on the link Contact Us.
Regarding adoptions from this foreign country:
Adoption in Moldova can be a complicated process, sometimes involving long waits. Moldovan adoption law gives preference to Moldovan citizens and citizens of countries that have implemented the 1993 Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption. The United States intends to ratify and implement the Convention in 2007.
The Government of Moldova temporarily suspended intercountry adoptions for most of 2005 as the new National Committee for Adoptions (NCA) reaccredited all active adoption agencies operating in Moldova. In early 2006, the NCA allowed reaccredited adoption agencies to process cases and several families completed their adoptions. However, Moldova has not passed a comprehensive adoption law and, on June 27, 2006, the Moldova Constitutional Court ruled that the creation and existence of the NCA were unconstitutional.
Moldova is currently allowing adoptions by US citizens on a limited basis. The Moldova National Committee for Adoption has just begun issuing accreditations to adoption agencies and it is not clear when adoptions will begin to be processed again. Prospective adoptive parents are required to use an accredited adoption agency when adopting in Moldova. There are several; U.S.-based adoption agencies accredited by the National Committee for Adoption. Individuals wishing to adopt should use accredited adoption agencies and should be aware that there may be delays in processing adoption cases.
ADOPTION AUTHORITY IN MOLDOVA:
The National Committee for Adoption
# 1, Piata Marii Adunari Nationale, room # 661
Tel: (373 22) 250 158
MOLDOVA EMBASSY IN THE UNITED STATES:
2101 S. Street N. W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Tel: (202) 667-1130/1/7
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.
Moldova: Additional Adoption Agencies and Contact Information
The U.S. Department of State: Moldova 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.