Namibia joins the 1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention

Today, 10 December 2015, the Permanent Bureau received notification that on 21 September 2015, Namibia deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. The Convention will enter into force for Namibia on 1 January 2016. With Namibia's accession, the Hague Adoption Convention counts 96 Contracting States, 18 of them from Africa.

The Intercountry Adoption Convention is the second Hague Convention joined by Namibia (a non-Member State). The Permanent Bureau is delighted to welcome Namibia as a new Contracting State and looks forward to Namibia's continued participation in the work of the Hague Conference.