In 2011, U.S. citizens adopted approximately thirty children from Nicaragua. According to Nicaraguan law, prospective adoptive parents must either be Nicaraguan citizens or have a permanent residence in Nicaragua and plan to remain in Nicaragua until the child reaches the age of majority. In the cases of U.S. citizens with an approved I-600 or I-600A, the residency requirement is typically waived.
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Travel required: Yes; process may be lengthy.
Convention Country?: No
Singles accepted: Yes
Other: Required documents include psychological examination.
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