The Embassy is currently working with the Government of Cabo Verde to ensure that adoptions made by U.S. families are processed in accordance with the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-Country Adoption (the Hague Convention). As such, the U.S. Embassy in Cabo Verde is not processing adoption cases at this time. For more information please visit

If you have additional questions about adoptions in Cabo Verde, please contact the Embassy’s consular section at