September 4, 2012
Notice: The Hague Adoption Convention Enters Into Force for Fiji
We caution adoption service providers and prospective adoptive parents that, to ensure that adoptions from Fiji will comply with the Convention, important steps must take place before intercountry adoptions between the United States and Fiji resume. Adoption service providers should neither initiate nor claim to initiate adoption programs in Fiji until the Department of State notifies them that it has resumed adoptions in Fiji.
The Department of State will provide updated information on adoption.state.gov as it becomes available. If you have any questions about this notice, please contact the Office of Children’s Issues at 1-888-407-4747 within the United States, or 202-501-4444 from outside the United States. E-mail inquiries may be directed to AdoptionUSCA@state.gov.
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