Intercountry Adoption—A Steady Option in a Changing World-Recording

Intercountry Adoption—A Steady Option in a Changing World-Recording

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Recording Date1/15/15
CLE EligibleYes
Length90 min.
FormatAudio Seminar
With the number of unaccompanied immigrant children in the United States on the rise, custody and adoption issues are of increasing importance to immigration practitioners. Learn when the Hague Adoption Convention applies, how to navigate both Hague and non-Hague Convention adoptions, when the two-year custody requirement applies and how to establish it, and how to incorporate Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) claims into adoptions.

Key Topics Include:

  • Procedures for Adoption Under the Hague Convention
  • Procedures for Adoption in Non-Hague Convention Countries
  • Interplay of SIJ and Adoption
  • Immigration Options for Children Present in the United States Who Are Citizens of Hague Convention Countries
  • Can I Do It Alone? When and How to Work with a Family Law Attorney

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AILA has filed for MCLE and specialized credit in appropriate jurisdictions. To receive CLE credit, attorneys must record seminar attendance and the CLE code provided via webCLE. Eligible participants can receive up to 1.8 CLE credit hours.

The OnDemand Recording format does not qualify for CLE credit in the following jurisdictions: AR, IA, KS, MN, RI, and TN. In addition, although the Downloadable format may be approved, the CD format is not eligible for CLE credit in the following states: IN, MS, SC, and VA.

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Dan H. Berger (dl), AILA Transformation Liaison Committee Chair, Northampton, MA
Dan Berger is a frequent speaker at academic and nonprofit institutions. He won the 1995 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) annual writing competition for an article on INS policies toward international adoptions. He has edited AILA books on Academics and Researchers and International Adoptions, and various AILA monographs on diplomatic visas, temporary visa (D3) waivers, Iraqi and Afghan translators, and use of DNA testing in immigration cases.

Mark Egan, Mesa, AZ
Mark Egan is focused on employment- and family-based immigration law. A large portion of our immigration work involves investor visas, including both non-immigrant (E-2) and immigrant (EB-5) cases. Mark also has a strong interest in assisting people with international adoption law and procedures, in addition to the firm's steady work with marriage based adjustment of status, removal of conditions, naturalization and derivative citizenship cases.

Irene A. Steffas, Marietta, GA
Irene A. Steffas has been practicing law for thirty years. As a long time member of AILA, she is a member of the Bangkok and Rome District Chapters. For many years, she has participated in webinars, local, national and international conferences for AILA, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the Federal Bar Association. Council on Accreditation certified Steffas & Associates as an Approved Person, for Hague adoptions. As an official Adoption Service Provider, her firm has processed Incoming Cases for children immigrating from Belize, Brazil, Canada, Greece, Netherlands, Turkey and UK and Outgoing Cases for children emigrating to Mexico, Switzerland and UK.

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