In theory, you can adopt from any country in the world as long as a moratorium has not been placed on that country and you fulfil the criteria. Britain has placed a suspension on adoption from Guatemala and Cambodia. You will not be permitted to adopt from either of these two countries.Some countries, like Romania, have placed a stop on international adoption and they will not allow you to adopt one of their children. Certain countries like Russia have a very positive international adoption policy while others like India are very reluctant to work with UK families. China is known for having a very good adoption process; however there is currently a wait of up to six years to adopt a child.
Things can change quite quickly with regards to international adoption and a country that wasn’t accepting applicants may introduce a programme. Similarly, a country who is currently accepting applicants for international adoption may cease to do so. However, there are a list of more than one hundred countries and regions from which you should be able to adopt from. These include:
Most parts of Australia
England and Wales
Papua New Guinea
St Kitts and Nevis
Trinidad and Tobago
USA (parts of)
Several other countries remain under review, and there are several more that do not comply, but again, speaking to an solicitor before you begin the adoption process should solve any problems.