Adoption Posts


Russian Adoptions Barred From US

Posted: December, 2012 in Adoption

Russian adoption is no longer an option for US families.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the controversial Dima Yakovlev bill, which bars Americans from adopting Russian children.

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International Adoptions Decline Around the World

Posted: May, 2012 in Adoption

The number of international adoptions has dropped drastically the past few years, according to annual statistics.

Across the globe, international adoptions have dropped from 45,000 in 2004 to 25,000 last year, according to statistics from Newcastle University’s Peter Selman, the Associated Press reported.

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The Hague Adoption Convention & Transition Cases

Posted: June, 2011 in Adoption

The Hague Adoption Convention governs intercountry adoptions between the US and other countries party to the Convention.

Adoption cases involving a Convention country that were already in progress at the time the Convention entered into force are called “transition cases.”

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US Backs Off from Guatemala Adoption Pilot Program

Posted: June, 2011 in Adoption

After submitting a letter of interest in Guatemala’s pilot program to increase intercountry adoptions in 2009, the US has withdrawn its interest.

Why? The US is concerned that the program is not compliant with the Hague Adoption Convention.

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Does Adoption Lead to Automatic Citizenship?

Posted: March, 2011 in Adoption

Acquiring citizenship is usually the last step of the international adoption process.

The type of visa your child is issued will determine what steps you will need to take to secure US citizenship for your child.

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International Adoption Statistics for 2010

Posted: February, 2011 in Adoption

Intercountry adoption statistics show that more than 11,000 children became a part of US families in 2010.

But how do these adoption statistics compare to recent years?

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Hague & Non-Hague Convention Adoption Requirements

Posted: January, 2011 in Adoption

Before an intercountry adoption can take place, a child must qualify for adoption under Hague Convention or non-Hague Convention regulations.

What do these regulations entail and why are they in place?

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Which Adoption Documents Must Be Translated?

Posted: August, 2010 in Adoption, Legal Translation

If you’re beginning the international adoption process, you’ll find that there are a great many documents that must be translated.

This is a vital part of inter-country adoptions. What are the adoption documents used for? Why must all of them be translated?

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Is It Legal to Adopt an Adult?

Posted: June, 2010 in Adoption

When people think of adoption, they usually think of small children who need loving parents.

But there are occasions when adults need loving parents too — and although it isn’t the most common practice, many US states allow an individual or couple to adopt an adult.

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International Adoption Statistics & Trends

Posted: May, 2010 in Adoption

Each year, thousands of US families adopt children from other countries. But international adoption statistics can vary somewhat drastically from year to year.

How many international adoptions are processed each year? What are the most popular countries to adopt from? What countries don’t allow American families to adopt? Take a look at some of the most popular international adoption statistics!

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