Adoption between the United States and Switzerland is governed by The Hague Adoption Convention. Please keep in mind few Swiss born children are eligible for adoption. Since the demand for adopted children among Swiss citizens is typically high, there is also usually a long waiting list of Swiss prospective adoptive parents. In addition, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services must make a determination of eligibility for U.S. prospective adoptive parents to adopt under The Hague Adoption Convention. For further information, please visit the U.S. Department of State’s adoption website.