International Adoption Learning Track Resources
The International Adoption Learning Track provides key substantive materials to help immigration attorneys competently represent people who are interested in adopting a child in another country and applying for an immigrant visa for the child to come to the United States.
In addition to the other resources shown in Agora, the following links provide resources FREE to AILA members that are pivotal to a practice dealing with international adoption issues:
1) The International Adoption Simplification Act of 2010 amended section 101(b)(1)(G) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to allow the birth sibling of an adopted child to qualify as a Hague Convention adoptee after the birth sibling's 16th birthday, but prior to the birth sibling's 18th birthday.
2) This USCIS PowerPoint presentation on an agency webinar offers guidance to practitioners on bringing internationally adopted children to the United States through the Hague, immediate relative and non-Hague processes.
3) Another USCIS slide presentation about I-600/600A processing at the National Benefits Center (NBC) which was was given at an open house between USCIS and adoption service providers discussing the centralization of orphan processing to the NBC.