(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Adoption Certificate: This is sometimes referred to as a Certificate of Adoption, and is the official document that is signed by the Judge at the time of the finalization of the adoption, which triggers a new birth certificate to be issued for the adopted child by the Department of Vital Records,... [more
International Adoption: U.S. Proof of Citizenship
Visas & Citizenship The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 became effective on February 27, 2001, and has apparently created quite some confusion. Patti Urban, of Legal-Eaze, says, "Every child (adopted abroad) currently entering the U.S. must go through Immigration upon arrival. BCIS issues a...
Peru Adoption Factsheet
DISCLAIMER: The information in this circular relating to the legal requirements of specific foreign countries is provided for general information only. Questions involving interpretation of specific foreign laws should be addressed to foreign legal counsel. PLEASE... International Adoption - Uzbekistan
DISCLAIMER: The information in this circular relating to the legal requirements of specific foreign countries is provided for general information only. Questions involving interpretation of specific foreign laws should be addressed to foreign legal counsel. Prospective adoptive parents are... West Virginia Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Code §§ 48-23-601; 48-23-402 Nonidentifying information may be provided to:The adoptive parents or, in the event of death of the adoptive parents, the child's guardian The adoptee who is age 18 or older The...
Father's Day Brings Out the Secrets
June 21, 2009, 6:12 pm
Days like Father's Day (and Mother's Day) are days of reflection for a large number of the population. If we're not parents of some sort, we're at least a daughter or a son, somehow brought into this world and raised in some fashion or another. While some have had good experiences, others have... Renewing your Child's Kazakhstan Passport
December 30, 2006, 7:38 am
Many of us plan on taking our children back for a home land tour, while others plan on taking their child back to add a sibling to their family. Whatever the reason, your child must travel on a US Passport for part of the travel and their Kazakhstan passport for the remainder of the travel. We... Adoption Finalization
January 31, 2007, 3:17 pm
A bizarre reality of adoption is that you are a foster parent to your own baby for several months. Even when the birthparents’ parental rights have terminated and there is nobody else who is seeking custody of the child, the adoptive parents are legally foster parents until the adoption is...