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The Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention) is an international treaty that provides important safeguards to protect the best interests of children, birth parents, and adoptive parents who are involved in intercountry adoptions.

On April 1, 2008 The Hague Convention set the standards for the protection of children in respect to intercountry adoption. In 2014 the US entered into the convention and ruled that: Any US Citizens, seeking to adopt a child(ren) who habitually resides in any country outside of the United States must follow the Hague screening and adoption process no matter if the child(ren)'s country of origin is or is not a Convention country.

So, what does this all mean....

In short, Adoption Services Inc can provide home study and post-placement services for any resident of Wisconsin as long as we are "supervised" by the HAGUE or COA accredited agency that has been contracted by the adopting parent(s).

Before contacting Adoption Services Inc you will need to have an International Agency and they have agreed to act as "supervisor" for us.

To find a International Program Provider, Country Specific Requirements, and information about adopting Internationally please visit the USCIS-Intercountry Adoption page.

International Adoption is an ever changing process.​ Each country has their own adoption requirements and laws. Adoption Services Inc does not currently have any in-country programs for applicants interested in International Adoption to explore.

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