International Adoption: Passport Issues
Information on getting passports for yourself and your adopted child.
A passport is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies the identity and nationality of the bearer. A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and leave most foreign countries. Only the U.S. Department of State has the authority to grant,
issue or verify United States passports.
The best way to get your questions about passports answered is to go to the U.S. Department of State website.
For more information on how to renew a passport, please click: How to renew a passport.