Contact: Kirsti Garlock, House Committee on International Relations, 202-225-5021
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /Standard Newswire/ -- The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption is a formal international agreement designed to ensure transparency in adoptions to prevent trafficking, kidnapping, smuggling and baby-selling. The
A regulatory framework is currently being put in place to comply with the provisions of both the Convention and the IAA to move the
What: Subcommittee Oversight Hearing: Hague Convention on International Adoptions: Status and the Framework for Implementation
U.S. Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.), chairman
When: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.
Where: Room 2172
Witnesses: Panel I: Catherine Barry, deputy assistant secretary for Overseas Citizens Services, United States Department of State; Lori Scialabba, associate director, Refugee, Asylum and International Operations Directorate, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, United States Department of Homeland Security; Panel II: Richard Klarberg, president and CEO, Council on Accreditation; Dana Andrews, Colorado Department of Human Services; Panel III: Thomas DiFilipo, president and CEO, Joint Council on International Children's Services; Thomas Atwood, president and CEO, National Council for Adoption.