What is the Hague Convention?

Diversity in AdoptionWhen parents are seeking to adopt a child internationally, it is important for them to understand the Hague Adoption Convention. This law helps protect children and requires inter-country adoption co-operation. This is essentially an international agreement that helps safeguard the intercountry adoption process.

Established on May 29, 1993, in The Hague, the Netherlands, this convention seeks to establish international standards when countries participate in intercountry adoptions. The U.S. signed this agreement in 2004 and the Convention was officially enforced in April 2008. (more…)

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