If I live in the U.S. does the Hague Adoption Convention apply to me?
Yes, if the child you are adopting is from a country that has also joined the Hague Adoption Convention. The convention applies to all countries that have joined it, and the U.S. joined the convention in 1994.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
Additional Hague Adoption Articles
- What is a Hague adoption?
- What is the Hague Adoption Convention?
- What is an inter-country adoption?
- What is the Hague adoption process for a U.S. citizen?