International Adoption – Arkansas

Arkansas State InformationBelow is a list of helpful information for your adoption journey in Arkansas.

Child Abuse/ Neglect Central Registry Check

Call Child Abuse And Neglect Toll-Free: (800) 482-5964Arkansas form

Secretary of State

Apostilles are $10.00 per document and certifications are $5.00 per documentArkansas Secretary of State website

The Secretary of State can only apostille and certify documents which were issued in the State of Arkansas by the following public officials: county officials, state officials, district officials, notaries, and registrars of the Arkansas Department of Health.

Documents should be sent or personally taken to the Business/Commercial Services Division:
Apostilles and Certifications
1401 West Capitol, Ste., 250
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

For birth certificates and notarized documents contact the Corporations Division at
1-888-233-0325

For marriage certificates contact the Elections Division at 1-800-482-1127

Vital Records and Health Services

To order birth, marriage, divorce, death certificates: http://www.healthyarkansas.com/certificates/certificates.html

State Police Check

The Official State of Arkansas Online Criminal Background Check System is provided by the Arkansas State Police.Website: www.ark.org/criminal or www.asp.state.ar.us

USCIS Office

Western Arkansas (Ft. Smith Office)
4977 Old Greenwood Road
Ft. Smith, AR 72903
FSAadoption@dhs.govThe above office serves the following counties in Arkansas: Ashley, Baxter, Benton, Boone, Bradley, Calhoun, Carroll, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Franklin, Garland, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Johnson, Lafayette, Little River, Logan, Madison, Marion, Miller, Montgomery, Nevada, Newton, Ouachita, Pike, Polk, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sevier, Union and Washington.

Fingerprint offices:

USCIS Application Support Center
3701 West Northwest Highway Suite 211
Village at Bachman Lake Dallas, TX 75220-4961

USCIS Application Support Center
4977 Old Greenwood Road
Fort Smith, AR 72903-6906
USCIS Application Support Center
842 Virginia Run Cove
Memphis, TN 38122-4419

* These above offices serve all of the state of Arkansas

Home Study providers

Please consult your adoption consultant for a list of home study providers.

Post-Adoption Lawyers

Rick Wade, Fort Smith, AR, 479-782-0361Keith Morrison, Wilson & Associates, Fayetteville, AR

Adoption support groups

Northwest Arkansas International FamiliesGrace Haven Ministries, NWAR
Randy & Tina Kacirek (479) 685-9481
gracehavenministries@gmail.com

Childhood Centers and Programs

First Connections, Arkansas Early Intervention