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Adopt Abroad - International Adoption Services

HAGUE Adoptions

Adopt Abroad is a fully HAGUE ACCREDITED adoption agency. We are proud to say that we have been Hague accredited since 2008, when the U.S. enacted the Hague treaty.

The Hague accreditation is required to conduct adoption services in other Hague countries. The accreditation process is quite intensive. It ensures that you, the adoptive family, are working with an agency that has been screened and works to the highest standards set for U.S. adoption agencies. Adopt Abroad is one of only 179 U.S. agencies that have received this accreditation. Currently there are 88 countries worldwide that are signees to the Convention.

» US State Dept Website listing Adopt Abroad, Inc. (under pennsylvania agencies)

WHAT DOES THE HAGUE TREATY DO?

The Hague Convention on the Protection of Children is an international treaty that addresses issues related to international adoption. The convention became effective on May 1, 1995 and the U.S.A ratified the treaty on April 1, 2008.

The Hague treaty addresses issues associated with international adoption to include safeguards against child trafficking. The principal features of the Hague Treaty are:

HAGUE ADOPTION PROVIDERS

In the USA Hague adoptions only take place through an Accredited Service Provider, such as Adopt Abroad, Inc. Adoption agencies that provide any one of the six adoption services for a Hague Convention country must be Hague Accredited

INFORMATION OVER HAGUE ADOPTIONS AS PER THE STATE DEPT WEBSITE

For further information regarding Hague Convention adoptions, visit the U.S. State Department website at:

» Information from the U.S. State Department regarding Hague Adoptions

ACCREDITING ENTITIES

Adopt Abroad, Inc. is accredited through the Council on Accreditation. The Council on Accreditation is the agency selected by the U.S. State Department to screen and approve adoption service providers.

POLICIES

- AAI Policies & Practices (PDF)

- Background Application form (PDF)

- Ethical Practice (PDF)

- Grievance Policy (PDF)

- Sample Adoption Services Contract (PDF)

- International Adoption Program Overview (PDF)

 

 
 

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