Adoption Agencies and Information for Nicaragua
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Regarding adoptions from this foreign country:
Nicaragua is currently open to adoptions by US citizens. However, Nicaraguan law allows only for the adoption of children by Nicaraguan citizens or permanent residents. Prospective adoptive parents must have a permanent residence in the country and be willing to remain in Nicaragua until the child legally becomes an adult. Nicaraguan law does not allow for a Nicaraguan child to travel to the United States to be adopted. Therefore, prospective adoptive parents must obtain a full and final adoption under Nicaraguan law before the child can immigrate to the United States.
The government office responsible for adoptions in Nicaragua is Mi Familia (Ministry of Family). This office can be contacted at the following address:
De ENEL Central,
Al sur, Managua ,
Phone: (505) 278-1837/ (505) 278-5637, extensions 220 or 233.
EMBASSY OF NICARAGUA AND CONSULATE IN THE US:
Embassy of Nicaragua
1627 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington , D.C. 20009
Tel; (202) 939-6531/32
Consular Section: (202) 939-6541, Fax: (202) 939-6574
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.
Nicaragua: 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.