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USCIS amends guidance on suitability of prospective parents for intercountry adoption

  1. Date Announced

    Nov. 9, 2018

    USCIS memo amends the Adjudicator's Field Manual to provide guidance on issues related to prospective adoptive parent suitability that may arise when adjudicating intercountry adoption cases, such as home studies and background checks. [ID #742]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    Nov. 9, 2018
  3. Subsequent Action

    January 22, 2019

    USCIS held a teleconference on Jan 22, 2019 to provide additional context on the policy memorandum.

    Summary of teleconference available here
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS DOS

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