Last Updated: December 3, 2013

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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.  In October 2013, the Government of Rwanda informed the U.S. Embassy in Kigali that it is reviewing draft procedures, which if implemented, would permit it to lift this suspension.  The Rwandan Government has not provided a timeline for this review or for implementation of the new procedures.

The Department of State will provide updated information on 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            
Kigali, Rwanda

U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda
2657 Ave. de la Gendarmerie
Kigali, Rwanda
Tel: 250 252 596 400