The U.S. Department of State oversees the intercountry adoption process. Its website provides relevant resources on adoption, including specific country information. This section provides information on adopting from specific countries and a list of support groups for adoptive parents adopting from specific countries.
Adoption of Children From Countries in Which Islamic Shari'a Law Is Observed
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs
Explains the impact of Shari'a law on the intercountry adoption process.
International Adoption: Country Overview
Adoptive Families Magazine
Presents a comparison of adoptions in 2008 and 2009 from select countries.
News and Information
Joint Council on International Children's Services
Provides information about international children's issues, including an archive sortable by country.
Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption
Supports families formed through adoption in Eastern European countries.
Families With Children From China
Provides support for families who have adopted in China and offers information for prospective parents.
Guatemala Adoptive Families Network
Provides support for families with children adopted from Guatemala and offers opportunities to contribute to the long-term well-being of Guatemalan families and children.
The Kazakh Aul of the U.S.
Provides resources to educate and enrich the lives of children from Kazakhstan who are growing up in the United States
Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network
Offers information and resources for parents interested in adopting a child from Korea.
Latin America Parents Association National Capital Region
Describes an all-volunteer organization of families that have adopted or are in the process of adopting children from Latin America.