How to adopt from Vietnam

Intercountry Adoption of a Child from Vietnam

Currently adoptions from Vietnam to the United States can be processed for all eligible children under the Hague Adoption Convention and the respective laws of the two countries. However, the adoption may take place only if the competent authorities of Vietnam have determined that placement of the child within Vietnam has been given due consideration and that an intercountry adoption is in the child’s best interests. All intercountry adoptions from Vietnam must be processed by one of the three authorized U.S. adoption service providers: Holt International Children’s Services, Dillon International, and Alliance for Children.

For all detailed information about the adoption process and eligibility requirements for prospective adoptive parents and adopted children, please visit the Department of State’s Intercountry Adoption website.

Vietnamese Domestic Adoption of a Child from Vietnam

U.S. citizens with permanent residence status in Vietnam may be able to pursue a domestic adoption within the Vietnamese justice system. The determination on whether you and the child are qualified for a local adoption would be up to the relevant Vietnamese authorities. The U.S. Government does not have jurisdiction over this process.