Hague Disclosures



KidsFirst International Adoption, Inc. (KFIA) is a Hague-accredited, non-profit adoption agency licensed to provide adoption services for all international adoptions. We were among the first group of agencies to attain Hague Accreditation in 2007 and has remained accredited since.

Hague Accreditation signifies that an agency meets the standards founded in the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000, and the Universal Accreditation Act of 2012. This indicates that the Council of Accreditation (COA) has concluded that KFIA conducts its services in compliance with these standards. COA continues to monitor and oversee the agency’s performance to ensure it remains compliant with the outlined standards.

KFIA, pursuant to and in compliance with, §96.39 (a) of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the “Convention”), provides the following disclosures (i) to the general public, upon request, and (ii) to prospective clients, upon initial contact.

The following are policies adopted by KFIA for the provision of services in Convention and non-Convention international adoptions:

Complaint/Grievance Policy and Procedure‍


Provision of Medical/Social Information for Referrals‍

Checklist for Child’s Medical Record To Be Provided To Prospective Parent(s)

Post-Adoption Services‍

Disruption Policy‍

Dissolution Policy

Disclosure of Supervised Providers

KFIA, pursuant to Hague Standard 96.39 a(2), is required to disclose any domestic (in the United States) or foreign supervised providers that we use in conjunction with any Hague convention countries that you can be  expected to work with as well as the usual costs associated with their services.  KFIA does not act as a primary service provider for any Hague convention countries and, therefore, does not have any supervised providers. To view our Disclosure of Supervised Providers, click here.

‍Disclosure of Eligibility Standards:

KFIA, pursuant to Hague Standard 96.39 a (1), is required to disclose General Eligibility Criteria for those hoping to adopt through one of our programs. Click here.

Sample Contracts:

Every client must sign an Adoption Contract. To view our Sample Adoption Contract, click here.

Prohibition on Child Buying:

Before beginning an international adoption, prospective adoptive parent(s) need to understand that fees paid during an adoption are not for the purchase of a child, nor for the guarantee that an adoption will take place. Fees are for services rendered by the adoption agency, and foreign officials and entities, including but not limited to childcare, legal fees, processing fees, etc. For more information regarding the usage of fees, please see the Adoption Contract. KFIA does not and will not take part in the abduction, exploitation, sale or trafficking of children. To view KFIA’s Prohibition on Child Buying policy, click here.

‍Agency Application and Placement Information:

Pursuant to Hague Standard 96.39 (b), KFIA is required to make available upon request certain statistics on Hague convention country adoptions.  The statistics we keep, which are available in our 2021 Application and Adoption Statistics, are:

  • The number of its adoption placements per year for the prior three calendar years, and the number and percentage of those placements that remain intact, are disrupted, or have been dissolved as of the time the information is provided.
  • The number of parents who apply to adopt on a yearly basis, based on data for the prior three calendar years.
  • The number of children eligible for adoption and awaiting an adoptive placement referral via KFIA.
  • A specific number of children available for adoption is often a difficult task, as many ever changing factors affect these numbers. The best source for getting a general idea of the number of children available for adoption is through the U.S. Department of State website under their country specific adoption information
    Follow this link for more information: http://adoption.state.gov/about_us/statistics.php