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.
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.
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.
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 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.