If you're interested in learning how the Serbian adoption process works, you've come to the right place. There is currently only ONE U.S adoption agency approved to provide adoption services in Serbia.

***It is a violation of Serbian law to have orphaned Serbian children photo listed on public websites. Any agency or organization doing so is in violation of Serbian law and should be avoided***

Thursday, January 10, 2013

45 Day Moratorium. NOT!!!

It has come to my attention that a couple adoption agencies in the US are claiming there is a 45 day moratorium on Serbian adoptions that is directly related to Russia's recent ban on adoptions into the US.

This is absolutely untrue! There is no 45 day moratorium on Serbian adoptions!  If you are being told this by ANY agency in the U.S. you need to 1) Report them to the Department of State Adoption unit. 2) Contact the Serbian MLSP (government) Adoption unit directly. Be an advocate for yourself, your money, and the child you've been told you can adopt and contact the ministry yourself.

There is contact information for the Serbian ministry posted on the Department of State's website, however I have a different email address that goes directly to the English speaking desk and is checked daily. If you would like that email address please contact me and I'll send it to you.

The information listed on the website is:

Serbia's Adoption Authority
Address:  Nemanjina 22-26 11000 Belgrade
Tel:  +381 11 3631448
Email: socijalna_zastita@minrzs.gov.rs
Internet:  minrzs.gov.rs/cms/en/home

You can also visit the Department of State website area for International Adoptions. On the bottom right you will find a drop-down box where you can choose a country. Pull up Serbia's information and you will see any alerts or notices related to Serbian adoptions. This information is current and kept up to date. If you're ever unsure you can contact

Office of Children's Issues

Mailing Address:United States Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Office of Children's Issues
2201 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20520

Phone: 1-888-407-4747; 202-501-4444
E-mail: AskCI@state.gov

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