Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention)
Recent changes in U.S. law affect the adoption process for U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S. in El Salvador.
The Hague Adoption Convention between the U.S. and El Salvador entered into force on April 1, 2008. As of April 1, 2008 each country has a designated office to handle the adoption cases.
For the United States, adoption issues are the responsibility of the Office of Children’s Issues, in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs. Click here for information about this office.
For El Salvador, adoption issues are the responsibility of the Office for Adoptions (Oficina para Adopciones). Click here for information about this office.
Persons interested in adoptions in El Salvador should contact the Office of Children’s Issues (if a resident in the U.S.) or the Office for Adoptions (if a resident in El Salvador) for information on the adoption process in El Salvador.
The Office of Children’s Issues and the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador have published an “Adoption Flyer” containing information on the process in El Salvador, including Salvadoran the requirements, and U.S. immigration procedures.