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Intercountry adoption: list of restricted countries

A list of countries where special restrictions are in place.


Adoptions: restricted list


This document details:

  • countries where intercountry adoption has been suspended or where a moratorium is in place
  • dates when the restrictions for each country came into force
  • reasons why the restrictions are in place for each country
Published 10 March 2014
Last updated 21 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Adoptions: restricted list'.
  2. First published.