Promoting Ethical, Transparent Adoptions

Every child around the world deserves a loving and permanent home. We at the Department of State work to promote the best interests of children by supporting ethical, transparent intercountry adoptions as part of a fully developed child welfare system. We invite you to learn about our mission from Department leaders and country adoption officers.

Bureau of Consular Affairs participates in Google+ Hangout:

On November 12, 2013, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Janice Jacobs, Special Advisor for Children's Issues Susan Jacobs, and President of the Christian Alliance for Orphans Jedd Medefind answered questions from the public on the Department of State's important role in promoting ethical and transparent intercountry adoptions.  This 25-minute Google+ Hangout was moderated by AP Reporter David Crary.  To learn more about how the Department of State advocates for the safety and welfare of children around the world, you can watch the Hangout on YouTube by clicking the arrow on the image above.

Assistant Secretary Jacobs Discusses Intercountry Adoptions



The Role of the U.S. Central Authority

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