For U.S. and Timor Leste adoption procedures please refer to our Adoption page.
Births & Eligibility for a Consular Report of Birth
A child born outside the United States to a U.S. citizen parent or parents may be eligible for U.S. citizenship if the parent(s) meets the requirements for transmitting U.S. citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act. U.S. citizens eligible to transmit citizenship are required to file for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA). Find more information in our Birth section.