Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption
Implemented beginning in 2008, the Hague Convention has had a profound influence on international adoptions. Designed both to stem child trafficking and protect the interests of children, as well as provide federal oversight for intercountry adoption, implementation of the Hague has also contributed to a decrease in the numbers of children being placed for adoption from various countries. While the need for permanent solutions for children continues unabated, the ability to remedy that need through adoption is now diminished.
While Love Basket is licensed in the states where we have offices (Missouri (corporate office) and Kentucky), the advent of the Hague has brought a federal level of accreditation, which Love Basket has also received. Thus, we are a Hague-accredited agency as well as state-licensed, and can therefore participate in international adoptions as well as domestic (US infant) placements.
Please contact Stephanie Miller at our Hillsboro (MO) office (636/797-4100, x 18; Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on the countries in which we are working, and the Home Study-Post Placement services we can provide for adoptive parents who are completing their placements through other agencies.
We pray God’s direction for you as you seek the child(ren) He has for you.