• November 2007
  • Vol. 8, No. 10

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Hague Convention Comment Period

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently published its rule amending regulations relating to intercountry adoption by U.S. citizens. In order to facilitate the ratification of the Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention, the rule:

  • Establishes new administrative procedures for the immigration of children in Convention countries who are adopted by U.S. citizens
  • Makes other amendments to DHS regulations relating to the immigration of adopted children to reflect the changes necessary to comply with the Convention

Written comments may be submitted to DHS on or before December 3, 2007. To read the rule in its entirety, visit:

http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20071800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/E7-18992.htm (link no longer available)

Related Item

The U.S. Department of State recently posted an open letter on its website to update adoption service providers on the process for accreditation and approval under the Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention.

http://adoption.state.gov/hague_convention/accreditation.php

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