The 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption by all states involved in such adoption, and adherence to the principles of this convention also by countries which are not party to the convention Hague Conference on Private International Law

International Social Service in Geneva has set up an
International Resource Center on the Protection of Children in Adoption (IRC/ISS).
Their web pages can be found at this address:

We also recommend UNICEFs web pages, which include the text of the
Convention on the Rights of the Child and other material on international child welfare:

Central autority responsible for adoption in the Nordic Countries

National Social Appeals Board

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
The Finnish Board of Intercountry Adoption Affairs

Ministry of Justice and Human Rights

Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs

Family Law and Parental Support Authority