Adopting from Maldives
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A sultanate since the 12th century, the Maldives became a British protectorate in 1887. It became a republic in 1968, three years after independence. President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM dominated the islands' political scene for 30 years, elected to six successive terms by single-party referendums. Following political demonstrations in the capital Male in August 2003, the president and his government pledged to embark upon a process of liberalization and democratic reforms, including a more representative political system and expanded political freedoms. To learn more please read About Maldives.
Hague Convention Information
The Republic of the Maldives (Maldives) is not party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Intercountry adoptions of children from non-Hague countries are processed in accordance with 8 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 204.3 as it relates to orphans as defined under the Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 101(b)(1)(F). To learn more please read about Maldives and the Hague Convention.
U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka
Ministry of Gender, Family and Human Rights Huravee Building, 1st Floor Male, Maldives Tel: +9603013008 Fax: 9603013018 Email: email@example.com
Embassy of Sri Lanka in the United States