The U.S. Department of State’s (best viewed via OpenNet) provides information to assist Foreign Service employees and family members with pregnancy-related questions and issues. The guide includes information on payment for medical expenses, types of leave, obtaining a diplomatic passport and visa for the child, allowances and Per Diem, and other topics related to an obstetrical medevac.
Employees interested in adoption should consult the Foreign Affairs Handbook (FAH), 3 FAH- 3, Maternity, Surrogacy, and Adoption Handbook. Intercountry adoption information can be found on the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website. For additional assistance, contact the Family Liaison Office’s Support Services team at FLOAskSupportServices@state.gov.
- For additional information on intercountry adoption from the Department of Health and Human Services, visit Intercountry Adoption: What Do I Need To Know?
- For specific Consular Affairs-related details on intercountry adoptions, visit the Consular Affairs Intercountry Adoptions page.
- For information and documents pertaining to adoption eligibility and the immigration process, visit USCIS Adoptions page.
- For general resources on the adoption process Department of State Civil and Foreign Service employees and family members are eligible to use WorkLife4You. For login information, contact FLO at FLOAskSupportServices@state.gov.