Adoption Agencies and Information for Poland
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Regarding adoptions from this foreign country:
Only adoption centers authorized by the Minister of Labor and Social Welfare can evaluate a Polish child’s eligibility for intercountry adoption. At present, only the Public Adoptive-Guardian Center (Publiczny Osrodek Adopcyjno-Opiekunczy) has this authorization. The Public Adoptive-Guardian Center maintains a list of all children residing in orphanages who are available for international adoption because their parents have died, have relinquished all rights to them, or have had them relinquished by a court.
There are three adoption centers in Poland that are authorized to qualify foreign prospective parents for adoption in Poland. The prospective parents or duly-licensed American adoption agencies may submit documents of candidates for adoption only to these centers.
POLAND EMBASSY AND CONSULATES IN THE UNITED STATES:
Embassy of the Republic of Poland -- Consular Section
2224 Wyoming Ave N. W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Tel. 202/232-4517 or -4528
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.
Poland: 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.