The inter-country adoption process varies greatly from country to country, as it is governed by the laws of the countries where the adoptive parents and the child reside (which in the case of the United States means both federal and state law), and also in which of these locations the legal adoption is finalized.  Moreover, if the child’s home country is a party to the Hague Adoption Convention, the Hague processes of both the United States and the child’s home country must be followed.

Israel is a party to the Hague Adoption Convention; the Palestinian Authority is not.  Prospective adoptive parents should consider all of these factors when evaluating what to expect.