RwandaLast Updated: November 21, 2012
Hague Adoption Convention Country?YES
Alerts & Notices
Suspension of new applications September 3, 2010
- Hague Convention Information
Rwanda is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Intercountry adoption processing in Hague countries is done in accordance with the requirements of the Convention; the U.S. implementing legislation, the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA); and the IAA’s implementing regulations, as well as the implementing legislation and regulations of Rwanda.
The Hague Adoption Convention entered into force for Rwanda on July 1, 2012. However, the Government of Rwanda notified the U.S. Embassy in Kigali that the current suspension on intercountry adoptions will remain in effect until the country has a fully functional Hague Adoption Convention process in place. The Government of Rwanda believes implementation will take several additional months.
The Department of State will provide updated information on adoption.state.gov as it becomes available.
Please visit the Department’s Country Specific Information for more information on travelling to Rwanda and the U.S. Embassy in Kigali’s website for information on consular services.
- Contact Information
Rwanda’s Adoption Authority
National Commission for Children