Adoption

/U.S. Adoption Procedures:  The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption came into force for the United States on April 1, 2008.  For in-depth information on intercountry adoptions, both those started before and after implementation of the Hague Convention in the United States, visit the Department of State Hague Convention Intercountry Adoption Page.

UK Adoption Procedures:  The UK Department for Education and Skills (DFES) is responsible for adoption policy, domestic and intercountry, in the United Kingdom.  For in-depth information on British adoption regulations, visit the DFES Intercountry Adoption Page.