Adoption Agencies and Information for Paraguay
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:
Presently, intercountry adoptions are not allowed in Paraguay. The Department of State strongly advises against American citizens initiating adoptions from Paraguay. The Paraguay government has put a hold on any new cases for international adoption until its Center for Adoptions is opened as part of its implementation of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption. Even once the center has opened, Paraguay will only recognize families that are citizens of countries that have also ratified the Convention and the U.S. has not yet (January, 2007) approved the Convention.
Paraguay Embassy and Consulate in the US :
Embassy of Paraguay
2400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 483 6960
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.
Paraguay: 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.