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Written by Family Connections
on August 18, 2023

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International adoption is a complex process that requires the coordination of professional adoption services to ensure the welfare of children and the proper transfer of custody of an orphaned child to adoptive parents.  Adoption Service Providers in the United States must meet high standards of professional conduct under the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Inter-country Adoption.  All U.S. Adoption Service Providers are required to be Hague Accredited or to be supervised by a Hague Accredited agency when working in international adoption. This is to ensure adherence to ethical standards of practice and to protect children and adoptive families. 

Hague standards require all international adoptions be supervised by a Primary Provider. A Primary Provider is a Hague Accredited Adoption Service Provider who is responsible to provide or verify the provision of the required six adoption services as indicated by the Hague regulations. 


The required six adoption services with all international adoptions are:

  1. Identifying a child for adoption and arranging an adoption
  2. Securing the necessary consent to termination of parental rights and to adoption
  3. Performing a background study on a child or a home study on a prospective adoptive parent(s), and reporting on such a study
  4. Making non-judicial determinations of the best interests of a child and the appropriateness of an adoptive placement for the child
  5. Monitoring a case after a child has been placed with prospective adoptive parent(s) until final adoption
  6. When necessary because of a disruption before final adoption, assuming custody and providing (including facilitating the provision of) child care or any other social service pending an alternative placement

Family Connections is proud to be a primary provider for families looking to adopt from:

  • Belize
  • Bulgaria
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Jamaica (relative adoption)
  • Pakistan (Pakistani families)

Family Connections, Inc. is a New York State authorized adoption agency that has achieved Hague Accreditation.  The agency is a leader in international adoption with over twenty eight years of experience supporting children and adoptive families.  The agency provides home study services and post-adoption supervision services for families adopting children from around the globe.  We would be honored to support your family's adoption plan.  

Please contact us at 607-756-6574 or info@adoptfamilyconnections.org to discuss adoption services.  If you would like learn more about international adoption click on the link below to arrange for a free, one on one, no obligation consultation with an adoption professional.

Consultation With An Adoption Professional







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