Poland Revising International Adoption Process

The Polish government is currently revising its international adoption policies under the Hague Adoption Convention.

According to a notice released by the U.S. Department of State, “Poland has indicated its intent to prioritize domestic adoptions, except in the case of intercountry adoption of siblings related to children already adopted through intercountry adoption, intrafamily adoptions, and adoptions by Polish citizens living abroad.”

For U.S. families currently adopting from Poland, it is unclear how these intended changes will impact their adoption process. Families who have not yet received referrals may experience extended delays.

Questions about intercountry adoption can be directed to USCIS. The Department of State will post additional Poland adoption information as it becomes available.

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