On Thursday 27 January 2011, the Republic of Costa Rica deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference, and thus became the Conference's 72nd Member.
The following Hague Conventions are already in force for Costa Rica:
- Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction;
- Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.
Signing ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague