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Consular Affairs: Intercountry Adoption

Convention adopted and opened for signature at The Hague on May 29, 1993; signed by the United States on March 31, 1994; transmitted by the President of the United States of America to the Senate June 11, 1998 (Treaty Doc. 105-51, 105th Congress, 2d Session); Reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations April 13, 2000 (Senate Executive Report No. 106-14, 106th Congress, 2d Session); Advice and consent to ratification by the Senate September 20, 2000; Ratified by the President November 16, 2007; Ratification of the United States of America deposited December 12, 2007; entered into force for the United States April 1, 2008.

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U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future