Adoption

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Adoption

If you are considering adopting in Zambia, please note that Zambia is a party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect to Intercountry Adoption. The Convention entered into force on October 1, 2015. All adoptions between the United States and Zambia must be processed according to Convention rules. The Government of Zambia is currently reviewing adoption-related legislation and systems to process cases according to the Hague Convention. As such, adoptive parents may find inconsistencies in timeframes and other aspects of the adoption process. Please see our information on adoptions in Zambia. If you decide to proceed with adoption in Zambia, please contact us early at acslusaka@state.gov so that we can ensure you receive the latest guidance and are prepared for the immigrant visa stage of the process.