Adoption Procedures

The United States and Armenia are both parties to the Hague Convention on intercountry adoption.  For more information on the convention, please see the website on Intercountry Adoption.

We suggest that prospective adoptive parents fully research adoption service providers, agencies and facilitators.  For U.S.-based agencies, we suggest that prospective adoptive parents contact the Better Business Bureau and/or the licensing authority in the U.S. state where the agency is located or licensed.  Please also see Working with an Agency at the Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs web site adoption.state.gov.

Armenia-Specific Information

For further information on adopting in Armenia, please review the State Department’s country information on adoption in Armenia.

Appointment Scheduling

U.S. citizens coming to Armenia to finalize their child’s adoption are encouraged to email the Immigrant Visa Unit at IVYerevan@state.gov for Armenian applicants and IranIVYerevan@state.gov for Iranian applicants to schedule their visa application interview.  Adoptive parents are advised not to make travel plans as unexpected delays in visa issuances may occur.