Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Explanation of the "International Adoption Simplification Act"

I've been seeing that the "International Adoption Simplification Act" passed the House and is waiting for the Presidents signature. Seriously, I had no clue what it meant. It's some cool stuff my friends.

Apparently the Hague convention did away with some pretty necessary items. The "International Adoption Simplification Act" will allow parents in the United States to complete the adoption of siblings, even if one of them is 16 - 18 years old. Sadly, American laws now make teens 16-18 ineligible for international adoption.

It also allows adoptive parents to wait to immunize their children in the United States (within 30 days of entering the U.S.). In some countries immunizations are required to be given there (where the vaccinations may not be safe).

1 comment:

  1. Kat -

    The International Adoption Simplification Act is indeed cool stuff! When it becomes law, I can reunited the older brother of my two adopted sons with his siblings. We have been waiting, working and praying for the passage of this bill for the last 18 months!


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