Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Glossary Item|
|Synonymous names:||Intercountry adoption|
|Registration status:||Children and Families, Standard 02/12/2019|
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.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Hague Convention Children and Families, Superseded 02/12/2019
|Metadata items which use this glossary item:|
Adoptions DSS 2018-19 Children and Families, Standard 02/12/2019