Adoption

Bolivia is a party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-country Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention).  All adoptions between Bolivia and the United States must meet the requirements of the Convention and U.S. law implementing the Convention.

One of the requirements of the Convention is to have access to an authorized adoption agency in Bolivia to process inter-country adoptions.  Unfortunately, to this date the Bolivian Government has not implemented regulations for international adoptions nor authorized any U.S. adoption agencies to operate in this country making the process very difficult if not impossible. If your plan is to adopt a child and immediately go back to the U.S. you must meet all the requirements of the Convention.

Please visit U.S. Department of State website and the Department of Homeland Security office for information on international adoptions that may be useful to you:

A U.S. citizen may be allowed to process national adoptions in Bolivia provided they are residents for at least two years or demonstrate dual U.S./Bolivian nationality.  A U.S. citizen will have to live in Bolivia for at least two years after the adoption is completed.