Dillon is excited to announce that our Hague Convention Accreditation has officially been renewed!! The Dillon staff have worked hard over the past year in preparation for the Re-Accreditation process, in order to make sure that we can continue the work of providing international adoption services to families all across the US!
What does Re-Accreditation mean? Why is it important?
Dillon International has received renewal of our Hague Accreditation. This means that Dillon International meets international standards of practice based upon a treaty called the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.
In 2007 the United States completed a process of sanctioning its observance to the Hague Convention. As a result of this law, adoptive families have to work through Hague Accredited Agencies or “Approved Persons” in order to adopt from another Hague signatory country.
The Hague Convention has been ratified by over 100 countries worldwide.
Hague Accreditation is regulated by Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME). IAAME is a 501 (c)(3) organization created for the sole purpose of the accreditation, approval, monitoring and oversight of adoption service providers providing intercountry adoption services.
Monitoring and oversight throughout the period of accreditation/approval is crucial and is an important factor in serving the best interests of children and families