Passports and International Adoption

International Adoption: Passport Issues

Passports and International Adoption     Passports and International Adoption

Information on getting passports for yourself and your adopted child.

The US Department of State Passport Services Office

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.

Help for Adopting Families by State

 Alabama  Louisiana  Ohio
 Alaska  Maine  Oklahoma
 Arizona  Maryland  Oregon
 Arkansas  Massachusetts  Pennsylvania
 California  Michigan  Rhode Island
 Colorado  Minnesota  South Carolina
 Connecticut  Mississippi  South Dakota
 Delaware  Missouri  Tennessee
 Florida  Montana  Texas
 Georgia  Nebraska  Utah
 Hawaii  Nevada  Vermont
 Idaho  New Hampshire  Virginia
 Illinois  New Jersey  Washington
 Indiana  New Mexico  West Virginia
 Iowa  New York  Wisconsin
 Kansas  North Carolina  Wyoming
 Kentucky  North Dakota  
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Additional Information

For more information on how to renew a passport, please click: How to renew a passport.

Passports and International Adoption     Passports and International Adoption