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22nd May 2017
HHAMA open information meeting Cork Monday 29th May 6pm
HHAMA is now announcing the first date for our next Regional Open Information Meetings. Cork date is Monday May 29th 6pm to 8pm Bessborough Centre. Dublin and Limerick planned for June to be confirmed next week. PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL by email only. At our HHAMA Open Information meeting we review the full process...
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11th May 2017
Welcome to HHAMA's new website layout
Highlights of the new website : Check out our Status page where you can find monthly updated adoption numbers. Also our Client Feedback page where we welcome feedback.   HHAMA
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Hague Accreditation

HHAMA was set up in 2005 to mediate Inter-country adoption in accordance with the Irish Adoption Board’s (IAB) regulations and requirements. The agency was established to meet the requirements of the state to state agreement with Vietnam which required Irish adoptions to be mediated by a licensed Irish agency. The agency has operated strictly within the scope and terms of that agreement. It is a not-for-profit body and was licensed by the IAB*.

*) The IAB has subsequently been re-established as the Adoption Authority of Ireland, (AAI) in accordance with the provisions of compliance with The Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-country Adoption.

Applying to HHAMA to register for any country programme is subject to attending a pre-registration meeting to understand the country processes and eligibility as well as to develop an understanding of additional medical needs, age and gender expectations.  Following a review of each applicants expectations and approval, HHAMA will recommend a country (or countries) programme(s) which will give the applicant the best opportunity of completing an adoption or a realistic response in terms of the programmes we operate.  Following the completion of this review and the submission of an additional needs checklist and care plan an applicant may be invited to register when it is appropriate.  We strongly recommend applicants discuss choice of country with HHAMA before making a final decision on country programme.