Hague Accreditation

Beacon House Adoption is accredited through the Hague Convention. What does this mean? Well, in short this means that a framework for accredited countries to work together to ensure that children are provided with permanent, loving homes, that adoptions take place in the best interests of a child, and that the abduction, sale or traffic in children is prevented. Hague regulations establish uniform requirements and ensure sound ethical practices designed to protect children, birthparents and adoptive parents. Part of the Convention's guidelines ensures that one Central Authority is in place in each country so that adoptive parents get the most accurate information regarding adoption. The Department of State is the U.S. Central Authority for the Convention. The United States requires international adoption service providers serving Hague countries to be accredited, supported and monitored.

The Long Term:
All changes bring uncertainties. Though not all changes are for the worse. The Hague Convention offers children and families safe-guards that were unknown to adoptive families and orphaned children in the past. Under the Convention, placing-countries may now confidently report to their citizens that the adoption process is open, structured, and free of corruption. In addition, the Hague Convention and its careful implementation may help keep intercountry adoption open to families for decades to come, allowing children, families and birthparents security, protection and respect. And that's good for everyone.

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