• May 2010
  • Vol. 11, No. 4

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Intercountry Adoption of U.S. Children

Since the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption of 1993 entered into force for the United States in April 2008, new regulations govern the adoption of children from the U.S. foster care system by families in other countries ("outgoing" intercountry adoption). A recent Judges' Page Newsletter addresses the complex issues that face judges and other child welfare professionals dealing with this type of intercountry adoption.

The articles included in this issue highlight the following topics:

  • Judges' requirements in outgoing cases covered by the Convention
  • The significance of the Hague accreditation process in protecting the rights of American children
  • The principal of "subsidiarity" in multilateral treaties
  • Meeting postplacement requirements through international collaborations
  • Promoting adoption by relatives living in other countries
  • Military families and adoption
  • Enhancing international recruitment efforts
  • Adoption of American children by Dutch families
  • Reciprocity in intercountry adoption
  • Web resources in intercountry adoption

The Judges' Page Newsletter is a publication of the National CASA Association in partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. It is available online:


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