Hague Convention Enters into Force for Honduras

As of July 1, 2019, the Hague Convention has officially entered into force for Honduras. The United States will now be able to process intercountry adoptions from Honduras in accordance with U.S. laws and Hague Convention standards.

All adoptions between Honduras and the United States taking place after July 1 must meet the requirements of the Hague Convention. Adoptive parents should work closely with their accredited adoption service provider to ensure they fully complete the Hague adoption process and comply with all Honduran and U.S. laws.

Adoptive parents should be prepared for delays in the adoption process while Honduras works to implement these new regulations and procedures.

The Department of State will post additional Honduras adoption information as it becomes available. Please monitor adoption.state.gov for updated information or contact the Office of Children’s Issues with any questions.

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