Russia has specific requirements that a child must meet in order to be eligible for adoption. You cannot adopt a child in Russia unless he or she meets the requirements outlined below. In addition to these requirements, a child must meet the definition of an orphan under U.S. law for you to bring him or her home back to the United States.
Russia requires four post-adoption reports to provide information regarding the welfare of children adopted by U.S. families. We strongly urge parents with children adopted from Russia to comply with Russia’s post-adoption requirements in a timely manner. Your adoption agency may be able to help you with this process.
Russia Adoption Requirements. In addition to the USCIS eligibility requirements for prospective adoptive parent(s), Russia has the following requirements, which may vary by region. If you feel you are not eligible to adopt from Russia, or you are unsure, we may be able to work with you. Please contact us for a free case-by-case consultation.
Russia also has medical requirements for adoptive parents. Anyone considering adoption in Russia should consult their adoption agency about medical conditions that may disqualify them from adopting in Russia. RESIDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: There are no residency requirements for adopting parents.
Prohibits the adoption of Russian children by U.S. citizens, Prohibits adoption service providers from assisting U.S. citizens in adopting Russian children, and Requires termination of the U.S.-Russia Adoption Agreement. Russia has given the U.S. official notice that the agreement will terminate on January 1, 2014.
Who Can Adopt a Child from Russia? The Russian government allows both single persons and couple to adopt Russian children. The Russian government has no restrictions regarding how long a couple must be married prior to adoption of a child. ... Age requirements for adopting couples and individuals are fairly loose in Russia compared to other ...
Russia banned adoptions by US parents in 2012, in response to the Magnitsky Act that sanctioned Russian officials and nationals for human rights abuses
The details of these China adoption requirements are listed below and will help to determine if your family qualifies to adopt a child from China. In addition to the USCIS (U.S. immigration) requirements for prospective adoptive parents, China has the following adoption eligibility requirements.
Children Available for Adoption from Russia. International Adoption Help is just one of many free resource services to help you and your future child. Included is information on financial resources, international, U.S., and state laws, and specific foreign country adoptions.
To adopt a baby from Russia, you must contact Russian adoption authorities and schedule two to three separate visits to the country. You must also meet various requirements, according to both Russian and U.S. adoption law, before you qualify to adopt and before your prospective adopted child qualifies for an immigrant visa.