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May 2020

May 12, 2020. Support the Adoptee Citizenship Act. We applaud Senator Lisa Murkowski for co-sponsoring the Adoptee Citizenship Act. As of today, there are eight co-sponsors on the Senate bill (S. 1544) and 59 co-sponsors on the House Bill (H.R.2731). This bill will allow adoptees born outside of the United States who were adopted by U.S. citizen parents to acquire immediate citizenship under certain circumstances. This bill rights an injustice as it benefits adult adoptees whose adoptive parents failed to complete naturalization requirements to make their children U.S. citizens. More Information.

May 11, 2020. International Adoption Report FY 2019 Shows Steep Decline. The Department of State has released its Annual Adoption Report for 2019 which covers Federal Fiscal year 2019 or October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. The total number of international adoptions to the United States was 2,971, a 25 percent drop from FY 2018 when the total was 4,059. In FY 2008, the total was 8,251 adoptions into the U.S. The accompanying narrative from DOS appears to attribute much of this decline to actions by U.S. adoptive parents and adoption service providers, an allocation we would dispute. More Information.

May 7, 2020. International Adoption and the Lockdown: One Family Comes Home. Families in process of international adoption have been stranded on different sides of the globe as countries institute border closings and airport shut downs. With many potential adoptive parents still in limbo, it is gratifying to be able to report about one family, Seth and Meg Mosier, who were able to bring their new daughter Selvi home from India. The linked article also contains the Mosiers' account of their meeting with Sam McGuire, a young man who had returned to India, the country in which he was born, and was very positive about his adoption and his life for the last 16 years in the United States. To read the story, please click here.

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