Defence for Children International
Recognition of Adoptions
A certified adoption in accordance with the Hague Convention will be
automatically recognised by the other contracting States (art. 23) unless it “is
manifestly contrary to its public policy”, that is, if it runs counter to
the fundamental principles of this State
The recognition of the adoption includes:
between the child and his or her adoptive parents;
adoptive parents for the child;
legal relationship between the child and his or her mother and father (art. 26).
If this relation is not terminated, the conversion from a “simple”
to a complete adoption is possible in the receiving State under certain
conditions (art. 27).