The Gladney Center for Adoption received notification in September, 2012, that it has achieved Hague Accreditation. Hague Accreditation attests that Gladney is in substantial compliance with the Hague Convention Accreditation Standards. Gladney's Hague Accreditation is valid through September 27, 2016. The Hague Convention is an international treaty that came into being to ensure that intercountry adoptions take place in the best interests of children, biological families and adoptive parents. For more information about The Hague Convention, including a full list of participating countries, please visit the Hague Conference on Private International Law's website at www.hcch.net.