Intercountry adoption: checklist for adoption agencies

Checklist detailing the paperwork adoption agencies must include in intercountry adoption applications they submit to DfE.



After approving intercountry adoption applicants as suitable to adopt, adoption agencies must send a completed application to the Department for Education (DfE) intercountry adoption casework team.

We recommend that agencies attach this checklist to the front of their application to make sure they send all the necessary documents.

The adoption applicant must complete the contact sheet as part of the application.

The checklist includes instructions on when to use the disclaimer.

The ‘Intercountry adoption and resident status requirements’ guidance is for prospective adopters.

Agencies must make sure that the application is complete before sending it to the casework team as the submission of incomplete files will result in delays.