Several states have passed or are considering laws that would allow adoption agencies to deny services to LGBT individuals and couples.
In late April 2017, Ethiopia announced an immediate suspension of international adoptions.
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.
Expectant mothers who chose adoption most commonly cited financial pressure, social stigma, and a lack of support before and after placement in interviews with the Donaldson Adoption Institute.
Adoption: By the Numbers, the latest report from the National Council For Adoption, shows a slight increase in U.S. infant adoptions from 2007 to 2014.
State adoption laws are always in flux. Read on to learn what changes have been made or are being considered as 2017 began.
A New Jersey law signed in 2014 went into effect on January 1, 2017, and adoptees in that state may now access their original birth certificates and other adoption records.
Following Adam Crapser’s deportation to Korea in October 2016, a woman adopted from Colombia as a child was deported in December. She was forced to leave behind her young son.
A new report shows that there were more children in U.S. foster care at the end of 2015 than 2014. This is the third year this number has risen.
A new study has found that adoptees retain a subconscious knowledge of their birth language and may be able to learn the language more quickly as adults.
Expectant mothers considering adoption don’t receive adequate options counseling, finds a new Donaldson Adoption Institute study that surveyed 223 birth mothers.
On December 23, 2016, the fee to obtain a Certificate of Citizenship (COC) is more than doubling. Here’s how to apply, as well as why every child adopted internationally should have this document.
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.
The Family First Prevention Service Act would have increased funding for prevention services and emphasized placing children in family-like settings.
The Department of State has proposed changes to accreditation requirements for adoption service providers, and is currently welcoming comments from the public.
Intercountry adoption laws are updated frequently. Learn about recent changes in Peru, Nigeria, and Ghana.