As of March, 2004, only one U.S. adoption agency has been selected and licensed by the Marshallese government to facilitate international adoptions between the Marshall Islands (RMI) and the United States: Journeys of the Heart Adoption Services. (Adoption Act of 2002, P.L. 2002-64). In 2010, U.S. citizens adopted approximately 19 children from the Marshall Islands.
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Travel required: Yes; both travel initially and one parent must remain to complete the procedures, approx. 3 weeks.
Convention Country?: No
Singles accepted: Women on a case-by-case basis.
Other: By law, all adoptions are open adoptions with ongoing contact between the birth family and the child.
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