Adoption Agencies and Information for Sri Lanka
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Regarding adoptions from this foreign country:
Foreign applicants cannot find children for adoption privately. Very few children are adopted from Sri Lanka: recent U.S. immigrant visa statistics reflect the following pattern for visa issuance to orphans:
FY-1997 IR-3 immigrant visas issued to Sri Lankan orphans adopted abroad - 1
IR-4 immigrant visas issued to Sri Lankan orphans adopted in the U.S. - 4
FY-1997: IR-3 Visas - 1, IR-4 Visas - 1
FY-1999: IR-3 Visas - 3, IR-4 Visas - 2
FY-2000: IR-3 Visas - 5, IR-4 Visas - 0
FY-2001: IR-3 Visas - 4, IR-4 Visas - 0
The government office responsible for adoptions in Sri Lanka is the Department of Probation and Child Care Services, 95 Sir Chittampalam Gardiner Mawtha, P O Box 546, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka. Telephone No. 94-1-327600 or 94-1-448577.
SRI LANKA EMBASSY IN THE UNITED STATES:
Embassy of Sri Lanka
2148 Wyoming Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Tel: 202-483-4026 to 28
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.
Sri Lanka: 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.