Adoption Agencies and Information for Netherlands
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:
Adoption in the Netherlands is an involved procedure that can take years to finalize. American citizens contemplating adopting a Dutch child, or American citizens residing in Holland contemplating adopting a foreign child under Dutch law, are urged to contact the Dutch adoption authority listed below for the most up-to-date information on adoption procedures. In recent years about 50 Dutch-born children have been given up for adoption per year, all of whom were adopted in the Netherlands. Each year there are between 2,000 and 2,500 requests by residents of the Netherlands to register for the adoption of a child from overseas. The U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam has not processed any cases involving native Dutch children for adoption in the United States in many years.
EMBASSY OF THE NETHERLANDS IN THE UNITED STATES:
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
4200 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016-2138
Tel: (202) 244-5300
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.
Netherlands: 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.