Article 5 An adoption within the scope of the Convention shall take place only if the competent authorities of the receiving State - Article 6 (1) A Contracting State shall designate a Central Authority to discharge the duties which are imposed by the Convention upon such authorities.
It shall also notify the depositary of any modification in the designation of these authorities.
Article 24 The recognition of an adoption may be refused in a Contracting State only if the adoption is manifestly contrary to its public policy, taking into account the best interests of the child.
Article 15 (1) If the Central Authority of the receiving State is satisfied that the applicants are eligible and suited to adopt, it shall prepare a report including information about their identity, eligibility and suitability to adopt, background, family and medical history, social environment, reasons for adoption, ability to undertake an intercountry adoption, as well as the characteristics of the children for whom they would be qualified to care.
(2) It shall transmit the report to the Central Authority of the State of origin.
Article 11 An accredited body shall - be subject to supervision by competent authorities of that State as to its composition, operation and financial situation.
Article 12 A body accredited in one Contracting State may act in another Contracting State only if the competent authorities of both States have authorised it to do so.
(2) They shall take directly all appropriate measures to - keep one another informed about the operation of the Convention and, as far as possible, eliminate any obstacles to its application.
Article 8 Central Authorities shall take, directly or through public authorities, all appropriate measures to prevent improper financial or other gain in connection with an adoption and to deter all practices contrary to the objects of the Convention.
Article 9 Central Authorities shall take, directly or through public authorities or other bodies duly accredited in their State, all appropriate measures, in particular to - reply, in so far as is permitted by the law of their State, to justified requests from other Central Authorities or public authorities for information about a particular adoption situation.