Hague Adoption Convention

The Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (or Hague Adoption Convention) is an international convention dealing with international adoption, child laundering, and child trafficking in an effort to protect those involved from the corruption, abuses, and exploitation which sometimes accompanies international adoption.[1] The Convention has been considered crucial because it provides a formal international and intergovernmental recognition of intercountry adoption to ensure that adoptions under the Convention will generally be recognized and given effect in other party countries.

Hague Adoption Convention
Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption
Parties to the convention:   ratifier;   ratifier, as non-member state of the organization;   signatory only;
Drafted29 May 1993
LocationThe Hague, Netherlands
Effective1 May 1995
Condition3 ratifications
Ratifiers101
DepositaryMinistry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
LanguagesFrench and English