Thursday, December 13, 2007

Changing Adoption Requirements

Adoption is a learning process. When a news story comes out about changing adoption requirements, I'm always eager to know how it might affect our plans. An NPR story yesterday reported that the U.S. has officially signed on to the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption. The Hague Convention is an international treaty providing guidelines for international adoptions and protection for the children being adopted. Bethany, our agency, is already taking steps to be Hague-compliant and one of our requirements is to complete 10 hours of training that meet Hague rules. Needless to say, our social worker says our process should not be affected by the new rules.

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