We operate in ‘the best interest of the child’. We draw on international best practice and we conform to the Hague Convention 1993. At all times we have sought to operate in accordance with the both the AAI’s & the sending country regulations for providing mediation services. We see our work falling into two remits:
- Our primary remit is to ensure child centred ethical inter country adoption in our operations.
- Our secondary remit is to ensure clients receive a quality and efficient service.
We are currently licensed by the Adoption Authority of Ireland [AAI] to operate Adoption Programmes with Vietnam, China, India, The United States of America, Poland, Bulgaria, Haiti , Kazakhstan, The Philippines, Columbia, Peru, Lithuania and Kenya.
As well as having approval from the AAI it is necessary to be accredited in the sending country. So for clarity, HHAMA is also accredited by central authority in each of the following countries: Vietnam, China, India, The United States of America, Poland, Bulgaria and Haiti.
Kazakhstan application was not successful, Kenya has closed to intercountry adoption and we have not yet pursued programmes in some of the other countries noted, The Philippines, Columbia, Lithuania or Peru. We are hoping to work on an application with South Africa. This situation is under review constantly and will be updated should any addition programme be opened by HHAMA.