Hague Convention Country Adoption Clearances

The Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-Country Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention) is an international agreement to establish safeguards to ensure that country to country adoptions take place in the child’s best interests. The Convention entered has been enforced in the United States since April 2008. The Hague Adoption Convention applies to adoptions between the United States and the other countries that has signed the Hague Convention Treaty.