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Putting Together an Orphan Case

October 18, 2016
Audio Seminar

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  • $199.00
Presented 10/18/2016
02:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Live Audio Seminar
SKU AS2016-10-18

Practitioners frequently receive calls from families interested in adopting a child living overseas in a country that is not a Hague Convention Treaty partner. To assist those who may encounter these types of cases, our adoption experts will address the following topics: changes to the “orphan definition,” the new USCIS Interim Policy Memorandum 602-0116 on conducting the orphan investigation, whether you should file the I-600 in the United States or abroad, and how to locate a primary adoption service provider to assist the family.

Featured Topics

  • Who Qualifies as an Orphan?
  • Locating a Primary Provider as Required by the Universal Accreditation Act of 2012
  • Filing Tips for the I-600A and I-600
  • Ongoing Duty of Disclosure
  • The Orphan Investigation
  • Consular Processing
  • IR-3 vs. IR-4: 2014 Legislative Change to Citizenship Requirements

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Faculty

Karen Stoutamyer Law (DL), Ashburn, VA
Karen Stoutamyer Law of the Law Offices of Karen S. Law, PLC, practices law in Northern Virginia. Her practice is limited to adoption and immigration law for adopted children. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1985. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Virginia Women Attorneys Association. Mrs. Law frequently speaks on adoption and immigration at local and national conferences. She consults with other attorneys and assists clients with family-based immigration filings, orphan visa petitions, SIJS applications, VAWA applications, citizenship filings, adoption overview planning, private adoptions, agency finalizations, foster care finalizations, relative adoptions, and re-adoptions.

Tifany E. Markee, San Diego, CA
Tifany E. Markee received her juris doctor from California Western School of Law, graduating, magna cum laude, in May 2001. She is an active member of the California State Bar, becoming approved as a certified specialist in immigration and nationality law in April 2011. Ms. Markee is the junior partner at Milner & Markee, LLP in San Diego, CA. In addition to her active business-related immigration practice, she has practiced international adoption law since 2003. She is one of only a handful of attorneys across the nation with an active practice in the adoption, immigration, and citizenship of foreign-born children. Ms. Markee is an active lecturer and mentor in this field as well as a frequent, invited speaker at law schools and professional organizations, including AILA, the Academy of California Adoption Lawyers, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She is also the mother of two internationally-adopted children.

Bruce Paulin, Supervisor, National Benefits Center, USCIS, Overland Park, KS
Bruce Paulin is a supervisor in the adoptions unit at the National Benefits Center (NBC). In this capacity Officer Paulin oversees adjudication of adoption applications from both Hague and non-Hague countries. Officer Paulin has supervised a variety of teams at NBC. Before moving to NBC he served as an adjudications officer in the Boise, ID, field office. Prior to working with USCIS, Officer Paulin volunteered as a missionary in Italy. He earned is B.A. in German and international studies from Idaho State University, and M.A. degrees in political science and German from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Carrie Rankin, Branch Chief for Children's Issues and Parole Policy, USCIS, Washington, DC
Carrie Rankin is the Branch Chief of the Children's Affairs Branch within the USCIS International Operations Division. In this capacity, Ms. Rankin oversees intercountry adoption policy matters and other children-related immigration issues. She has participated in multiple adoption-related U.S. delegations and site visits to Vietnam, Ethiopia, Nepal, Russia, Haiti, and Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prior to joining USCIS, Carrie interned with the American Red Cross, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Moldova, and worked for a lobbying law firm in Washington, D.C. She earned her B.S. from Grove City College in business management and her J.D. at Syracuse University College of Law.

The speaker's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided in the written materials are based on the speaker's experiences and current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and the speaker's experiences may differ from your own.
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The "Putting Together an Orphan Case" audio seminar takes place Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the times noted below:

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