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Written by Family Connections
on July 27, 2023

international adoption  Family Connections, Inc., an authorized New York State adoption agency, has achieved Hague Accreditation from IAAME (Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity) and provides adoption services for international adoption.  Family Connections provides home study and post-adoption support services for families who are adopting from a foreign country.The Agency also provides Primary Provider Services for the following countries: Belize, Bulgaria, Honduras, Hungary, Pakistan ( for Pakistani families only), Jamaica and Ukraine.


Hague Accreditation is an achievement that demonstrates Family Connection’s continuing commitment to children and adoptive families. 


Hague Accreditation by IAAME is a national qualification that attests to Family Connections' compliance with the ethical and moral standards of practice in international adoption as set by the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption treaty, the U.S. Universal Accreditation Act and the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000.   The Hague Convention established specific practice standards in regard to international adoption which all Hague Accredited agencies must meet.   These standards establish safeguards for children and prospective adoptive families to ensure that intercountry adoptions take place in the best interests of the child.  The standards prevent the abduction, exploitation, sale, or trafficking of children and provides protections for prospective adoptive parents regarding the adoption process and expense.   IAAME completed an extensive and exhaustive investigation of the practices of Family Connections, Inc. to ensure that the Agency’s services are complaint with Hague standards and that the Agency provides quality, ethical services that are in the best interest of children, protect children from exploitation, and ensure quality service to prospective adoptive families. 


Family Connections, Inc.’s Hague Accreditation allows the Agency to continue to provide home study and post-adoption supervision services for families who are adopting internationally.  Family Connections, has supported hundreds of adoptive international families since 1994 and is considered an expert in the international adoption process and the successful transition of children into adoptive families.  The United States federal government (specifically the Department of State) requires that any adoption agency providing international adoption services to be Hague Accredited.  Family Connections is pleased to be able to continue to help foreign orphans find forever families. 


Family Connections provides home study investigations and post-adoption support for families adopting internationally.  The Agency works cooperatively with International Adoption Placement Agencies (aka Primary Provider) throughout the country.  Most International Adoption Placement Agencies are located outside of New York State.  Most adoptive families must have the home study and post-adoption support services provided by a New York State authorized and Hague Accredited agency like Family Connections, Inc.  International Adoption Placement Agencies must also be Hague Accredited.  These Placement Agencies identify children for adoption in foreign countries, refer children for adoption to prospective adoptive parents, and facilitate the international adoption process.  Family Connections has relationships with many International Adoption Placement Agencies and can work with any International Adoption Placement Agency of the adoptive family’s choosing. 


Family Connections, Inc. also provides Primary Provider Services for the following countries: Belize, Bulgaria, Honduras, Hungary, Pakistan ( for Pakistani families only), Jamaica and Ukraine.


Family Connections would be honored to support your family’s plans to adopt a child through international adoption.  To learn more about international adoption you can contact the Agency at 1-607-756-6574 or info@adoptfamilyconnections.org.  Family Connections, Inc. looks forward to supporting your family’s adoption plans.  If you would like to discuss the options available to you to grow your family through international adoption click on the link below to schedule a one on one, free, no obligation consultation with one of our adoption professionals.

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