Hague Information

Public Comment Opportunity

The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting body approved by the United States Department of State to conduct Hague accreditation and approval reviews, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague accreditation or approval or renewal of Hague accreditation or approval. You may provide comment by clicking on:

http://coanet.org/programs/hague-accreditation-and-approval/public-comment/

The Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-Country Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention) is an international agreement to safeguard intercountry adoptions. Concluded on May 29, 1993 in The Hague, the Netherlands, the Convention establishes international standards of practices for intercountry adoptions. The United States signed the Convention in 1994, and the Convention entered into force for the United States in April 2008.

HIC received its five-year Hague accreditation on February 29, 2008 and was re-accredited in 2013. Our Hague accreditation expires on March 31, 2017.

For more information, visit The Office of Children’s Issues, United States Department of State.

Available Information

Hawaii International Child shall make available the following documents upon request: Conflict of Interest policy; Articles of Incorporation; Bylaws; audited financial statements; the number of its adoption placement per year for the prior three (3) calendar years, and the number and percentage of those placements that remain intact, are disrupted, or have been dissolved as of the time the information is provided; the number of parents who apply to adopt on a yearly basis, based on data for the prior three (3) calendar years, and the number and percentage of those placement that remain intact, are disrupted, or have been dissolved as of the time the information is provided; and the number of children eligible for adoption and awaiting an adoptive placement referral via the agency; and supervised providers with whom the prospective adoptive parent(s) can expect to work in the United States and in the child’s country of origin.

HIC Annual Reports

Hawaii International Child’s Employer Identification Number (EIN)/Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)/Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is 99-0164045.

Photos

All photos and video on this web site are for illustration only. Featured children are not available for adoption, unless specifically featured in the Children’s Listing.

This website does not serve as a substitute for the direct provision of adoption services, including services to the child, the prospective adoptive parent(s), and/or the birth parent(s).