Germany is a party to the Hague Adoption Convention. Children from Germany must meet the requirements of the convention in order to be eligible for intercountry adoption. Generally, Germany is not considered a country of origin in intercountry adoption.

For more information in rare adoption cases on topics such as U.S. immigration requirements, who can adopt or be adopted,  concerns about your adoption process, etc., please visit the official Department of State Intercountry Adoption for Germany.

Additional resources 

Child Welfare Information Gateway – A service of the Children’s Bureau (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) that addresses all aspects of domestic and intercountry adoption, with a focus on adoption from the U.S. foster care system.

A Healthy Beginning: Important Information for Parents of Internationally Adopted Children

Last updated: October 22, 2020