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USCIS to Host "Grandfathered" Adoptions Engagement on Jan. 31, 2012

USCIS Office of Public Engagement: "Grandfathered" Adoptions Engagement U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent this bulletin at 01/24/2012 04:43 PM EST Dear Stakeholder, USCIS invites interested parties to participate in a national stakeholder teleconference on Tuesday...

Cases On Hold Pending BIA Review of Retroactive Adoption Rules

"The 9th Circuit demanded a status report Thursday as immigration authorities reconsider their blanket rule against recognizing retroactive adoption orders. ... In petitioning for a panel rehearing, Holder noted that "the board has recently called for supplemental briefing in two cases presenting...

USCIS Interim Memo for Comment - Guidance on Conducting Form I-604, Determination on Child for Adoption, Orphan Determinations

"This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance on conducting Form I-604 orphan determinations associated with each Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, adjudication. This PM revises Chapter 21.5(d) of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM); AFM Update AD14-06."...

Advance Copy of DOS Final Rule: Intercountry Adoptions

Intercountry Adoptions: Regulatory Change to Prevent Accreditation and Approval Renewal Requests from Coming Due at the Same Time "This rule amends the Department of State (Department) regulation on the accreditation and approval of adoption service providers in intercountry adoptions. Most agencies...

State Department Proposed Rule: Intercountry Adoptions

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 174 / Thursday, September 8, 2016 - "The Department of State (the Department) proposes to amend requirements for accreditation of agencies and approval of persons to provide adoption services in intercountry adoption cases. ... DATES: The Department will accept comments...