Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Glossary Item|
|Synonymous names:||Intercountry adoption|
|Registration status:||Children and Families, Superseded 12/11/2018|
A convention—specifically, the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption—that establishes standards and procedures for adoptions between countries. The Hague Convention includes legally binding safeguards and a system of supervision, and establishes channels of communication between countries. It came into force in Australia on 1 December 1998.
An intercountry adoption is classified as a Hague adoption or non-Hague adoption.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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Has been superseded by Hague Convention Children and Families, Standard 12/11/2018
|Metadata items which use this glossary item:|
Adoptions DSS 2016-17 Children and Families, Superseded 12/11/2018