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Official Name: Rwanda Last Updated: March 10, 2015

Hague Adoption Convention Country? Yes

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  • Hague Convention Information

    Rwanda is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Intercountry adoption processing in Hague countries is done in accordance with the requirements of the Convention; the U.S. implementing legislation, the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA); and the IAA’s implementing regulations, as well as the implementing legislation and regulations of Rwanda.

    In February 2015, the Government of Rwanda confirmed that the current suspension, which began August 31, 2010, on intercountry adoptions is still in effect. The Government of Rwanda has not provided a timeline for its review of intercountry adoption procedures and has indicated that the suspension will remain in place until the procedures to implement the Convention are finalized.

    The Department of State will provide updated information on this website as it becomes available. Please visit the Rwanda's Country Specific Information for more information on travelling to Rwanda and the U.S. Embassy in Kigali’s website for information on consular services.

  • Contact Information

    Rwanda's Adoption Authority
    National Commission for Children            
    Kigali, Rwanda

    U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda
    2657 Ave. de la Gendarmerie
    Kigali, Rwanda
    Tel: 250 252 596 400