Intercountry adoption is a rewarding process in which a child in need can be matched with a loving family. Adopting a child from abroad is complex and takes patience and determination.

Every year, thousands of U.S. citizens adopt children from abroad, and many families from other countries adopt American foster children.

Under U.S. law, there are two distinct intercountry adoption processes: the Hague Convention process and the non-Hague Convention process.