Hague Accreditation

Lifeline is pleased to announce that we have received our Hague Accreditation! February 29, 2008 was the Uniform Notification Date (UND) and Lifeline is among the first agencies to receive Hague Accreditation.

The United States implemented the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoptions on April 1, 2008. Receiving Hague Accreditation allowed us to continue to process adoptions in countries that have implemented the Hague Convention – namely China, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic, Hungary and Peru. The Hague Convention works to improve the Intercountry Adoption process and protect the rights’ of children.

Below is Lifeline’s Adoption Statistical Report of the past three years:

Number of adoptive placements per year for the prior three calendar years:
2011:  150
2010: 128
2009: 79
2008: 39

Number and percentage of those placements that remain intact, are disrupted, or have been dissolved:
393 (99.9%) remain intact, 3 (0.01%) dissolved, 0 disrupted

Number of parents who apply to adopt on an annual basis, based on data for the prior three calendar years:
2011:  415
2010: 161
2009: 152
2008: 56

Number of children eligible for adoption and awaiting an adoptive placement referral via Lifeline:
Zero – (Children are placed via the Central Authority for Adoption in the represented countries.)

*Note: Ethiopia, Haiti, Taiwan, Uganda, and Ukraine,  have not ratified the Hague Convention, and therefore, are not affected by the United States’ implementation of the Hague Convention.

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