3.31.2008

A long time coming...

1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention
The Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention) protects children and their families against the risks of illegal, irregular, premature or ill-prepared adoptions abroad. This Convention, which also operates through a system of national Central Authorities, reinforces the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Art. 21) and seeks to ensure that intercountry adoptions are made in the best interests of the child and with respect for his or her fundamental rights, and to prevent the abduction, the sale of, or traffic in children.
*On December 12, 2007, the United States of America deposited its instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, which it had already signed on 31 March 1994. In accordance with its Article 46(2)(a), the 1993 Convention will enter into force for the US on 1 April 2008.

*The US is the 75th nation to join the countries already part of the Hague global network in the field of intercountry adoption – a network that counts some 200 Central Authorities, competent authorities and accredited bodies co-operating to protect children worldwide.

Hague Accredited!
America World announced they received notification in February from the Council on Accreditation that they have granted AWAA Hague Accreditation. This accreditation enables America World to continue to process adoptions in Hague countries (China and El Salvador, specifically).

...this is good news!

1 comment:

ethiHOPEia said...

Hi Alisa,
Thanks for stopping by our blog! I have a link on our blog roll near the bottom titled Hilary's Hope. You can see bags I made in the past there. It is out of date right now though. If I open a Etsy shop after this show coming up (April 18,19) I can send you the link! I appreciate your comments!
Blessings,
Hilary

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