In August 2016, New York state expanded its definition of a parent to include caretakers without biological or adoptive ties. In September 2016, a first court case put that definition to the test.
Under the World Health Organization’s previous definition, infertility was failure to achieve pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. Its expanded version will apply to more families.
Each year, the IRS adjusts tax provisions to account for inflation. Learn about changes to the adoption tax credit for tax year 2017.
For the first time, a study compared the health of children who spent time in foster care with those who hadn’t, and it found higher risk levels on several fronts.
After an October court ruling, a man adopted from South Korea by U.S. citizens at age three may be deported, almost 40 years later. Learn how to support the Adoptee Citizenship Act, which could prevent similar cases in the future.
We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 expert- and reader-recommended apps for prospective parents and new families.
Intercountry adoption laws are always changing. Learn about the changes from the first quarter of 2016 here.
Pennsylvania, Indiana, Florida, and Iowa all made or are considering changes to their state adoption laws in the beginning of 2016. Read on to learn more.
A new study by the University of Vermont concluded that race plays a role for some parents who adopt internationally rather than domestically. Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 41 mostly white parents who had, collectively, adopted 33 children of various ethnic and racial backgrounds from 10 different countries, as well as the United States.
Representative Tammy Duckworth introduced the Military Leave Modernization Act, which would guarantee 12 weeks of leave for all military parents.
The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed an Alabama Supreme Court ruling that denied the parental rights of a partner in a former same-sex couple.
In 2015, parents in the United States adopted 5,648 children from 89 different countries. The number of intercountry adoptions completed by parents in the U.S. has steadily dropped since 22,884 children were adopted in 2004.
Many hoped the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to recognize marriage as a constitutional right for same-sex couples would pave the way for changes in same-sex adoption. Now, a suit filed in Mississippi is attempting to do just that.
The most recent State Department figures show that the number of foreign children adopted by United States parents declined by nine percent in 2014, bringing the number to its lowest in thirty three years – only 692 adoptions from the record low of 1982. There were 6,441 international adoptions – 653 less than in 2013.…
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has raised the maximum adoption tax credit 2015 to $13,400, to account for inflation.
The Child-Parent Security Act addresses the legal rights of families formed in non-traditional ways, and through compensated surrogacy.
Jared Cassedy, a Korean adoptee, was awarded the second annual Grammy Music Educator title from The Recording Academy and Grammy Foundation.
Robert Refsnyder, a Korean adoptee, hopes to become the Yankees’ starting second baseman after playing in the minor leagues.
Several states have proposed legislation that would grant adoptee rights to access their original birth certificates and other records in 2015.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Justice’s Department of Adoptions updated the criteria for Hague Convention intercountry adoption to the United States.