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The Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention) was concluded on May 29 1993 and entered into force on May 1 1995. The US joined and thus abided by the Convention in April 2008. The Convention set forth safeguards to ensure that intercountry adoption from the Convention country will proceed in the best interests on the child.
As if January 2011, the Convention was ratified by 85 countries. Please check here about the Convention country list.
Central authority is an agency or organization that is designated to facilitate, oversee, and regulate Hague Adoption Convention cases. The U.S. Department of State has been designated as the United States Central Authority.
The Adoption Service Providers are agencies who have been accredited by either the Council on Accreditation (COA) or the Colorado Department of Human Services (CO) to provide adoption services in the United States for cases subject to the regulations set forth by the Hague Adoption Convention. An accredited agency does not include a temporarily accredited agency. There are more than 200 accredited adoption service providers in the U.S.
They mainly provide those services as listed below:
An approved home study is a comprehensive review of the home environment of the child's prospective adoptive parents that has been: (1) Completed by an accredited adoption service provider; (2) Approved by an accredited adoption service provider. One of the most critical elements of the intercountry adoption process is the approved home study.
For more information on Intercountry Adoption, please visit the following links: