Adoption Education

Considering or actively engaging in an adoption? According to the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption,

the primary provider must offer at least ten hours of training (independent of the home study) to prospective adoptive parents before they travel to the country of origin to adopt the child, or before the child is placed with the family for adoption.


United States Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs: A Guide for Prospective Adoptive Parents, P. 18

To learn more about the International Adoption Division of the Bureau of Consular Affairs at the US State Department, please visit The US State Department’s website. They offer a great deal of information on the policies regarding intercountry adoption as well as guidelines on the Hague Convention.