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Hague Adoption Convention

Definition - What does Hague Adoption Convention mean?

The Hague Adoption Convention, formally known as the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, is a convention that took place in 1993, which set the standards for the international adoption process.

The goal of this convention is to protect families and children from potential hazards in the world of international adoption. Chief among its priorities is to prevent the abduction or trafficking of children for profit.

Justipedia explains Hague Adoption Convention

In 2008, the United States accepted the convention's standards and policies. There are a number of other nations who also accept these.

Having set guidelines for international adoption helps countries cooperate with one another to make sure that the international adoption process is carried out ethically and effectively.

According to the convention policies, adoption authorities in each of the involved nations must approve of the adoption in order for it to go through.

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