Inter-Country Adoption and the Hague Convention

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
  • Online
  • Source: CALegalAdvocates (Decommissioned) >
  • Children

On April 1, 2008, the United States became a signatory to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Inter-Country Adoption, establishing international standards for inter-country adoptions to prevent the abduction, sale, or trafficking of children. Since that time, the rules for adoption under the Immigration Nationality Act for certain immigrant children have been significantly complicated.

This webinar seeks to provide practitioners with a practical overview of how the Hague Convention changes the rules of adoption and will cover the following topics: Convention Adoptions, Non-Convention Adoptions and Family Petitions (I-130 after the ratification); how the Inter-Country Adoption Act impacts adoptions for children residing in the US; how the Inter-country Adoption Act affects legal custody for children residing in the US; the role of the immigration attorney for Hague Convention Adoptions; Central Authorities: How to identify them and how to work with them; review of the flow chart provided by the US Central Authority for Incoming and Outgoing Cases; and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and the Hague Adoption Convention.