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International Adoption
     

International Adoption

by Margaret Jasper
 

There are many citizens in the United States who have hopes of adopting a child. However, there are fewer and fewer children in America who are available for adoption. International Adoption provides an overview of international adoption, and discusses the steps prospective adoptive parents must take to adopt a child from abroad, and obtain United States

Overview

There are many citizens in the United States who have hopes of adopting a child. However, there are fewer and fewer children in America who are available for adoption. International Adoption provides an overview of international adoption, and discusses the steps prospective adoptive parents must take to adopt a child from abroad, and obtain United States citizenship for that child. This Almanac also discusses the applicable immigration laws which must be complied with in order to legally bring an adoptive, or prospective adoptive, child born abroad to the United States, and provides important information concerning some of the illegal and unscrupulous practices which a prospective adoptive parent may encounter in pursuing an international adoption.

The Legal Almanac series serves to educate the general public on a variety of legal issues pertinent to everyday life and to keep readers informed of their rights and remedies under the law. Each volume in the series presents an explanation of a specific legal issue in simple, clearly written text, making the Almanac a concise and perfect desktop reference tool. All volumes provide state-by-state coverage. Selected state statutes are included, as are important case law and legislation, charts and tables for comparison.

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From the Publisher
"When my husband and I started the international adoption process, we received a hefty three-ring notebook from our adoption agency and multiple copies of Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) forms. We were overwhelmed by the heap of paper on the kitchen table-and we are lawyers! Today's prospective adopters have a better option: International Adoption, in which Attorney Margaret C. Jasper walks the reader through U.S. adoption laws. She also includes information on the new federal agency that processes international adoption paperwork, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the former INS), which operates under the Department of Homeland Security. Jasper also addresses some less common subjects, such as the process for a U.S. citizen living abroad to adopt from a foreign country. Appendices provide additional resources and information."
Adoptive Families, March/April 2004

Joanne Cronrath Bamberger


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780379113778
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Series:
Legal Almanac Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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