What Is the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption?

What Is the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption?

The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption is an international agreement between participating countries on best adoption procedures.

  • The Hague Convention on Private International Law has been around since 1893, but the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption was completed for comments by member countries on May 29, 1993.
  • The United States signed the Convention on March 31, 1994.
  • In 1998, President Clinton sent the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoptions to the U.S. Senate for ratification.