Adopting from Colombia has also become ore strict over the years. For children under the age of 6 at least one of the applicants will need to be of Colombian descent. Much like Chinese adoption the rules are become more strict and the wait times are increasing for the adoption process to complete. Colombia is a Hague Convention country and the adoption process in Colombia is managed by the Instituto Colombiano Bienestar Familiar (ICBF).
The adoption wait times for China is very long. You may want to consider this when thinking of adopting from China. Below you will find the basics that the Chinese government requires. Note however that Taiwan has a different system to China which much shorter wait times. The current wait times for China is now at 9 years. Yes that is correct, the wait times for adoption from China is now at 9 years. Special needs children do take fewer years and you will have to speak to your agent about this.
If you are adopting from Chile then you can find the first steps to an inter-country adoption listed here under US adoptions. Much like other countries such as adoption in Bulgaria in Chile the country first has to try local adoptions before the child or children become available for a foreign adoption. All legal adoptions in Chile are done by the SENAME (Servicio Nacional de Menores). They manage all the adoptions in the country for Chile.
If you are adopting from Bulgaria then you will need to meet the criteria for adoption from the USCIS as well as from the Bulgarian authorities. Under the laws of Bulgaria the government first has to try to place the child locally before the child is made available for an international adoption. The following would be the basics for adopting a child from Bulgaria.
The US adoption process starts with an application to the USCIS. Your application for adoption will have a completed a USCIS form as well as the home study, an application fee and all other supporting documents as needed. The form you will be using depends on the foreign country from which you are adopting from. For a Hague Convention country, file Form I-800A. For a country not party to the Hague Adoption Convention, use Form I-600A.
If you are going to adopt as an American citizen then there are rules for the adoption process. The first question is who can adopt a child and what is the process. We will start with who can adopt a child and bring the child back to the United States. Below you will find the listing for who can adopt.
The US Embassy in Singapore contact details and a map has been added below. You can contact them for consular assistance should you find yourself in trouble while you are in the country. You will need to find an attorney in Singapore if you wish to apply for a US Spouse visa or US Fiancee visa.
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If you are in Thailand then can ask for consular assistance at the US Embassy in Bangkok. If you are looking for a US visa then you will need to speak to an attorney in Thailand about that. If you are looking for a letter from the Embassy to register your Thai marriage and need a freedom to marry letter or letter of affirmation then see the linked website for more details.
If you are in Vietnam then the US Embassy in Vietnam is located in the city of Hanoi. Note the contact details for the Embassy listed below as well as the contact details for the US Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City. You can ask about assistance as an American if you are in need of consular assistance.
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The US Embassy in Japan is located in Tokyo. You can speak to them about a K1 visa or K3 visa if you are married to an American. Note the requirements for the K1 visa. You can also contact any of the US Consulates in Japan for more information. Note that there is no public parking at the US Embassy in Tokyo and you would need to make use of public transport if you are visiting the Embassy.
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Note that the US Embassy in Indonesia is located in Jakarta. There are also a number of US Consulates in Indonesia. There is a US Consulate in Medan as well as the US Consulate in Surabaya. Their details have also been listed below as they do not have a street address. If you are going to apply for a US visa such as a K1 visa or K3 visa then search this website for more information.
Note that there is no US Embassy in Hong Kong or Macau and that this falls under the US Embassy in Beijing in China. There is however a US Consulate in Hong Kong and Macau for residents of this area. The contact details for the US Consulate has been listed below with a map, email address and also their telephone numbers.