November is Adoption Month!

November is adoption month.  All month long, national awareness is turned towards adoption and adoptive families everywhere are remembering the events that shaped their families and made their lives complete. November 18th is National Adoption Day, a day which is “a collective, national effort to raise awareness of more than…

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Bill Supporting Foreign Adoption in Congress

A bipartisan effort to boost foreign adoption is in Congress. The bill is titled the “Children in Families First Act” and different versions of the bill are now in the House and Senate! Foreign adoptions are governed by many different areas of law—- international law, the laws of the two…

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International Adoption: Proving U.S. Citizenship for Adoptees

When a U.S. citizen couple (or single parent) adopts a child through international adoption procedure it is important to be certain that all steps have been followed so that the child is a U.S. citizen and can prove it, beyond any doubt.   Adoptive parents should not consider the process completed…

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Completing Your Child’s Foreign Adoption in Texas

When a family returns to the United States with their child who was adopted in another country, there are often additional steps to be taken.   When a Texas resident adopts a child from another country, that adoption is governed by Texas law, United States law, international adoption law and treaties,…

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