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Fingerprinting

Read these articles to see if you need to submit your fingerprints to have an FBI background check.

Fingerprinting for Domestic and International Adoptions

Criminal record clearance through fingerprinting is required for any international child adoption and now in almost every domestic child adoption.  This U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) site on Fingerprinting for Domestic and International Adoptions provides helpful information.  As regards international adoption, immigration regulations require that prospective adoptive parents and all additional adult (18 years of age or older) members of the prospective adoptive parents' household provide fingerprints to USCIS for completion of FBI background checks.

Application Support Centers

Here you can find information on the fingerprint Application Support Centers nearest to you.  For further information, call the toll free number 1-800- 375-5283.

Special Fingerprint Instructions for Form I-600/I-800

Special Fingerprint Instructions for Form I-600/I-800, "Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative (Orphan Petition)," and Form I-600/800A, "Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition (Advance Processing Application)", are provided on this site.  This is for adopting families pursuing an international child adoption.

Help for Adopting Families by State

 Alabama  Montana
 Alaska  Nebraska
 Arizona  Nevada
 Arkansas  New Hampshire
 California  New Jersey
 Colorado  New Mexico
 Connecticut  New York
 Delaware  North Carolina
 Florida  North Dakota
 Georgia  Ohio
 Hawaii  Oklahoma
 Idaho  Oregon
 Illinois  Pennsylvania
 Indiana  Rhode Island
 Iowa  South Carolina
 Kansas  South Dakota
 Kentucky  Tennessee
 Louisiana  Texas
 Maine  Utah
 Maryland  Vermont
 Massachusetts  Virginia
 Michigan  Washington
 Minnesota  West Virginia
 Mississippi  Wisconsin
 Missouri  Wyoming
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