Adoption from Latvia

Latvia and the United States, both are parties to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.

All adoptions from Latvia must be carried out in accordance with a specific process designed to meet the requirements of the convention:

  1. The first step is selecting an adoption service provider in the United States that has been accredited or approved by the Council on Accreditation (COA). Furthermore, the selected adoption service provider must have or receive accreditation from the Ministry of Welfare of the Republic of Latvia. Follow this link to learn more.
  2. Consult the U.S. Department of State website at for full information on the intercountry adoption process from Latvia.
  3. You may also review information on the Ministry of Welfare of the Republic of Latvia.

Adoptive parents in the final steps of the adoption process and getting ready for the immigrant visa interview for the adopted child, should click on the link below for:

Please call +371 6710 7034 or e-mail if you need assistance in adoption related immigration matters.