1. Where an adoption granted in the State of origin does not have the effect of ending a relationship between parents and children, it may be transformed into adoption with this effect in the host state that recognizes adoption under the Convention- Accredited or approved adoption agencies: only federally accredited or federally accredited adoption service providers can offer certain key adoption services for the adoption of the agreement. In the event of the adoption of a child from a sub-convention country, potential adoptive parents know that their adoption service provider has been assessed by the accreditation body designated by the Department of Foreign Affairs. This acclimatized institution, Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity, Inc. (IAAME), evaluates agencies and individuals to consistent standards that ensure professional and ethical practices. Note: As of July 2014, all agencies providing services for international adoptions will need to be accredited or approved by an accredited or accredited agency, supervised or exempt. For more information on the new requirements, check out our Universal Accreditation Act FAQs. The U.S. Immigration Act provides for three different immigration processes based on adoption. Under one of these provisions, an individual can immigrate only if his acceptance meets all the requirements of this specific procedure. Two of these procedures apply only to children adopted by U.S. citizens. The child may immigrate or immigrate to the United States immediately after the adoption, either to be adopted under: b) in agreement with the headquarters of the Member State of origin, to immediately arrange a new placement of the child for adoption, or, if this is not appropriate, to arrange replacement long-term care; adoption will only take place once the central authority of the State of origin has been properly informed of potential new adoptive parents; The U.S.
Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA) provides, in Section 301, Point a) (1), that “the Secretary of State issues a certificate to any acceptance of the convention if the Secretary of State (A) is properly informed by the central authority of that child`s country of origin; and (B) verified that the adoption requirements of the convention and this Legislation have been met. To do so, the State Department must verify that any adoption in the United States under the Convention is in accordance with the convention, the ILO and the rules of application of the United States. That is why we must have confidence in the system of the country`s convention and in the proper certification of the central authority that adoptions are in accordance with the convention. With this confidence, it is generally not necessary to conduct investigations, as is necessary in the “orphan” procedure, in the absence of evidence of fraud or other major concerns. The Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Cross-Border Adoption (Convention) is an international convention for the protection of adoptions between countries.