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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
Synonymous names:Help on this termIntercountry adoption
METeOR identifier:Help on this term722866
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standard 02/12/2019
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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, Bilateral adoption or known child intercountry or ad-hoc adoption.


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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Supersedes Hague Convention Children and Families, Superseded 02/12/2019

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Adoptions DSS 2018-19 Children and Families, Superseded 20/01/2021

Adoptions DSS 2019-20 Children and Families, Standard 20/01/2021

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