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State Department proposes new rule impacting intercountry adoption

  1. Original Date Announced

    November 20, 2020

    The State Department issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that amends accreditation and approval standards for intercountry adoption. It includes a new subpart on adoption by relatives; amendments relating to accrediting entities and the accreditation process, particularly in cases of intercountry adoptions by relatives; and revisions relating to funding and the prevention of child buying, among other changes. The proposed regulation reduces the obligations of primary providers and adoption service providers in cases of adoption by relatives. [ID# 1170]

    Intercountry Adoptions: Regulatory Changes to Accreditation and Approval Regulations in Intercountry Adoption

Current Status

Not in effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Proposed
Trump Administration Action: Rule
Agencies Affected: Bureau of Consular Affairs

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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