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Hague Accreditation

Dillon International has received notification of its Hague reaccreditation through the Council on Accreditation, as authorized by the U.S. Department of State.

The Hague Accreditation attests that Dillon International is in substantial compliance with the Hague Convention Accreditation Standards. Dillon’s accreditation will expire on March 31, 2021.

The Hague Convention is an international treaty created to ensure that intercountry adoptions are in the best interests of children, and to prevent abduction, exploitation, sale or trafficking of children. In 1994 the United States signed this treaty and agreed to develop regulations and a monitoring process for U.S.-based adoption service providers that work with agencies in countries that signed onto the Convention. Congress passed The Intercountry Adoption Act in October 2000, which serves as the implementing legislation for the United States. The Intercountry Adoption Act names the U.S. Department of State as the Central Authority for the United States and the federal agency responsible for implementing the Convention.

The Intercountry Adoption Act requires agencies and persons providing adoption services in cases involving Convention countries to be accredited or approved, and in July, 2006 the U.S. Department of State named the Council on Accreditation as the only national accreditor for adoption service providers under the Hague Convention.

For more information about the Hague Convention, including a full list of participating countries, please visit the Hague Conference on Private International Law’s website located here:

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