Adoption from Latvia

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How to adopt a child from Latvia

Latvia is party to the Hague Adoption Convention.  Therefore all adoptions between Latvia and the United States must meet the requirements of the Convention and U.S. law implementing the Convention.

Who can adopt:
You must be 25 y.o. and older and at least 18 years older than a child you are adopting.

Age Requirements:
Prospective adoptive parents must be 25 y.o. and older and at least 18 years older than their adoptive children.

Marriage Requirements:
Both single individuals and married couples are eligible to adopt.

Parent-child relationship requirement: 
Latvian adoption law requires that a parent-child relationship be established before the final court decision can be made, by the town or city court having jurisdiction over the child. 

Who can be adopted:
Under Latvian adoption law, a child may become eligible for intercountry adoption only if Latvian families have declined to adopt him/her. Sibling groups and older children are available for adoption.

Latvian Adoption Authority:
Ministry of Welfare

Adoption process:

  1. Choose a Hague accredited Adoption service provider
  2. Apply to USCIS to be approved to bring a foreign born child to US
  3. Prepare a package of documents required by Latvian adoption law.
  4. Be matched with a child by authorities in Latvia.
  5. Travel to Latvia and adopt the child there
  6. Bring your child Home

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any additional questions about Latvia adoption. We would be happy to assist you in any way.


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