The Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect to Intercountry Adoption

Australia only facilitates intercountry adoptions if the principles and standards of the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect to Intercountry Adoption (the Hague Convention) are met.

The Hague Convention is an international treaty that aims to ensure that intercountry adoptions only occur when it is in the best interests of the child. For more information on the Hague Convention, visit the Attorney-General's Department website.

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