Honduras Joins Countries Under the Hague Convention

Convention to Enter into Force for Honduras July 1

Good news in the international adoption community — on March 6, 2019, Honduras ratified the Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption Convention (better, and more succinctly, known as the Hague Adoption Convention).

As of July 1, 2019, Honduras will officially be subject to the regulations of the Convention. Honduras is the 101st nation to ratify the Convention, which is an international agreement establishing important safeguards to protect children and to increase security, transparency and consistency for all parties in international adoptions.

Without the Convention to set the standard, international adoptions can be poorly organized and regulated, and the safety of children can suffer. We hope that more nations around the world will join Honduras under the Hague Convention in an effort to protect children!

Stay up-to-date on international adoption changes through the U.S. Department of State and the National Council for Adoption.

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