Republic of Congo Joins Hague Convention Countries

On April 1, 2020, the Republic of Congo will officially become the 102nd country to enter the Hague Adoption Convention. The U.S. Department of State is currently determining whether the U.S. will process Convention adoptions from the Republic of Congo in accordance to U.S. law.

The Hague Adoption Convention is an international agreement between countries, establishing safe, legal and ethical practices for the adoption of children across international borders. International adoption agencies encourage American would-be parents to always work within the Convention countries for the safest and most effective adoption process.

The Department of State will post additional Republic of Congo 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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