Adoption Posts


The Hague Adoption Convention & Transition Cases

Posted: June, 2011 in Adoption

The Hague Adoption Convention governs intercountry adoptions between the US and other countries party to the Convention.

Adoption cases involving a Convention country that were already in progress at the time the Convention entered into force are called “transition cases.”

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Hague & Non-Hague Convention Adoption Requirements

Posted: January, 2011 in Adoption

Before an intercountry adoption can take place, a child must qualify for adoption under Hague Convention or non-Hague Convention regulations.

What do these regulations entail and why are they in place?

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Which Adoption Documents Must Be Translated?

Posted: August, 2010 in Adoption, Legal Translation

If you’re beginning the international adoption process, you’ll find that there are a great many documents that must be translated.

This is a vital part of inter-country adoptions. What are the adoption documents used for? Why must all of them be translated?

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International Adoption Statistics & Trends

Posted: May, 2010 in Adoption

Each year, thousands of US families adopt children from other countries. But international adoption statistics can vary somewhat drastically from year to year.

How many international adoptions are processed each year? What are the most popular countries to adopt from? What countries don’t allow American families to adopt? Take a look at some of the most popular international adoption statistics!

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Russia Halts Adoptions by American Families

Posted: April, 2010 in Adoption

After an incident involving an adopted Russian boy being “returned” to his home country, Russia froze adoptions of children by US families last week.

The suspension of adoptions from Russia has affected about 3,000 American families who were in the process of adopting Russian children.

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