Thursday, June 7th, 2018

USCIS Unable to Approve I-800 Petitions to Adopt Children from Cambodia

USCIS, Jan. 2, 2013 – "The Cambodian government has indicated that it intends to begin accepting intercountry adoption petitions on Jan. 1, 2013. Cambodia joined the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Hague Adoption Convention) on Aug. 1, 2007.


However, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has determined that Cambodia does not have a fully functional Hague Adoption Convention process. Accordingly, DOS consular officers still cannot certify that adoption decrees or custody orders obtained in Cambodia for children who habitually reside there were issued in compliance with the Hague Adoption