Hague Accreditation Technical Guidance

This technical guidance is intended to provide applicants for accreditation or approval with a starting point for further in-depth study of the accreditation regulations. It is intended to provide answers to questions adoption service providers might have about becoming accredited or approved under the Hague Adoption Convention.

The guidance is not a substitute for the actual regulation (22 CFR Part 96), nor is it a comprehensive summary of the regulation, although we have tried to include questions that agencies and persons seeking accreditation or approval are most likely to ask during the accreditation process. Additional questions may be directed to your accrediting entity or to AdoptionUSCA@state.gov.