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What Countries Are a Part of the Hague Adoption Convention?

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Updated March 04, 2008

"The Hague Conference on Private International Law is an intergovernmental organization, the purpose of which is "to work for the progressive unification of the rules of private international law" (Article 1 of the Statute of the Hague Conference)." The treaties themselves are called "Hague Conventions".

As of February 26, 2008, there are 75 countries that are members of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption.

The countries below are divided by those that are members of the Hague Conference and the Convention on Intercountry Adoption and those who are not members of the Hague Conference but wish to be a party to the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption.

Members

Albania
Australia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
China, People's Republic of
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Mexico
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Uruguay
Venezuela

Non-Members

Andorra
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belize
Bolivia
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Guatemala
Guinea
India
Kenya
Madagascar
Mali
Mauritius
Moldova, Republic of
Mongolia
Philippines
San Marino
Thailand
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