The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released a new schedule of non-refundable accreditation fees to be shouldered by agencies and, ultimately, prospective families.
Adoption News Updates
Find reports on pending bills and formal changes to U.S. and international adoption laws, the latest adoption statistics, adoption research, and more.
Each year, Adoptive Families polls newly formed families across the country to get actual information on the cost and length of time it took them to complete their adoptions. See the results of the most recent 2016-2017 Adoption Cost & Timing Survey.
Following a suspension of intercountry adoption in April 2017, Ethiopia passed formal legislation banning intercountry adoption in January 2018.
The Council on Accreditations (COA) confirmed that it will withdraw as an accrediting entity at the end of 2018.
Read the latest about the Ethiopia adoption suspension and Rwanda’s intercountry adoption program reopening.
After the House Republicans’ November 2, 2017 tax reform proposal threatened to eliminate the Adoption Tax Credit, it has been reinstated by Committee. Learn about this vital credit and steps to enhance its benefits for children and families.
Take the 2017-2018 Adoption Cost & Timing Survey on the average adoption cost and timing of the domestic, foster, or international adoption process, and see results from previous years.
The Council on Accreditations (COA), which provides Hague accreditation for international adoption agencies in the U.S., may cease duties as an accrediting entity.
Read the latest about the Ethiopia adoption suspension and a recent reversal in international adoption statistics.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption released its eleventh annual 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list, recognizing companies that offer adoption benefits.
The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan for allowing state-funded adoption agencies to turn away qualified LGBT prospective parents.
In July 2017, China announced updated requirements regarding the composition of the prospective adoptive family and the timing of applications.
What ended Russia’s intercountry adoption program with the U.S. in 2013 and why is it generating political heat again?
Learn the latest on the Ethiopia suspension of intercountry adoptions.
Texas’s Senate passed a bill that would allow publicly funded foster and adoption agencies to refuse to place children in homes that don’t align with an agency’s religious beliefs.
Several states have passed or are considering laws that would allow adoption agencies to deny services to LGBT individuals and couples.
In its 2016 annual report, the U.S. Department of State released the latest international adoption statistics, which have declined for the twelfth straight year, and outlined other countries’ most widely held concerns.
In late April 2017, Ethiopia announced an immediate suspension of international adoptions.
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has designated May 15, 2017 “Post-Adoption Report Day” and issued a call for families that adopted internationally to submit any missing reports to their children’s countries of origin.
In response to an increase in inquiries about the citizenship status for international adoptees, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released an adoption notice about obtaining or documenting citizenship.