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 110,000 children in foster care waiting for permanent and loving … [Read more...] about November is Adoption Month!
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 or more countries that are involved in a specific adoption, state law and immigration law. International … [Read more...] about Bill Supporting Foreign Adoption in Congress
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 until this happens. Although the procedures have become more standardized over the years, … [Read more...] about International Adoption: Proving U.S. Citizenship for Adoptees
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, and the law of the country where the adoption took place. In addition, the area of adoption … [Read more...] about Completing Your Child’s Foreign Adoption in Texas