19th March 2020. The Thai Authorities have informed all adoption partners that the Thai Adoption Board meetings will not take place in Thailand until further notice. Full text of the notice has been sent to registered Thai applicants.
As with all our adoption programmes, we recommend applicants contact us for an overview of all country programmes as selecting a country is an important decision and by discussing the different programmes with HHAMA applicants can be helped to make a decision which is informed and realistic in terms of completing an adoption.
HHAMA is delighted to announce the formal opening of the HHAMA Thailand programme.
The programme was transferred to HHAMA by the AAI on the 15th February 2019.
As with all country programmes, it is recommended that prospective applicants contact HHAMA before selecting a country as there are criteria which apply to each country programme suitability unique to each applicant.
The Thai authorities operate a quota system for Irish applicants and HHAMA has been advised by the Thai authorities that the quota for 2019 will be 6 applicants.
Prospective adoptive parents are advised that adoptions from Thailand may be ‘simple’ adoptions, i.e. they may not terminate the pre-existing legal parent-child relationship. The adoption will be regarded as a simple adoption unless the Article 23 Certificate (issued by the Thai authorities under the 1993 Hague Convention) states that the adoption is a ‘full/plenary’ adoption.