Many couples, for a wide variety of reasons, turn to international adoption as they seek to grow their families. Prospective adoptive parents must comply with International laws as well as U.S. Immigration policies in order to bring an adoptive child to the United States. With the complex issues involved – including obtaining visas – it is important to have a trusted adoption attorney you can turn to for guidance.
International Adoption Process
Procedures will vary from country to country. This often manifests itself in the adoption home study, as prospective adoptive parents must comply with the adoption rules of the child’s home country in addition to U.S. and state adoption procedures.
Most countries require that a child be legally recognized as an orphan or be otherwise released for adoption by his or her birthparents before any court action can begin. Also, it is usually required that the adoption be completed in the home country of the child. In most cases, this court adoption will be legally acceptable and valid in the U.S. However, state courts have the right not to recognize the adoption without an adoption decree being entered in the given state. This is why it is important to work with a knowledgeable law firm like Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates who has helped couples through the arduous but rewarding International adoption process.
Top Countries for International Adoption
The number of international adoptions continually fluctuates, but according to the Bureau of Consular Affairs, the most international adoptions in 2013 involved children from:
There are many children in need of good homes and good families in the United States and around the world. International adoption is a way to help a child who is in extreme need while also fulfilling your desire to start or expand your family. To speak to an International Adoption attorney, contact the law office of Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates at 248-676-1000.
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