The exemption will save adoptees thousands of dollars and will remove the biggest barrier for many intercountry adoptees who seek to secure proof of US citizenship.
French historians released a report on France’s history and involvement in intercountry adoption, finding decades-long evidence of illicit practices, fraud, and child trafficking.
Swiss researchers describe fraught and haphazard practices that over decades established a “fait accompli” approach to transnational adoption, which facilitated child trafficking, led to falsified birth records, and ultimately promoted adoptive parent desire for a child over the best interests and welfare of vulnerable children and their families.
The bill would help intercountry adoptees who are without US citizenship by amending current immigration law, plus making it retroactive to those born after 1940.
More than 100 conference committee members will soon begin negotiating a massive technology bill, a version of which could eliminate a loophole denying US citizenship to thousands of intercountry adoptees.
What the latest Congressional developments mean for intercountry adoptees without US citizenship.