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Laws Regarding Adopting Children

Understanding the laws that surround adopting children before starting the adoption process can save adopting families a lot of heartache and money.

Health Insurance Issues for Adopting Families

Health insurance company information given to adopting families about the heath insurance coverage regarding an adoption is often inconsistent, confusing, and at times incorrect.  This information about the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 can be critical to assure coverage.

Family Medical Leave Act

Family Medical Leave Act requires that an employer must grant an eligible employee up to a total of 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for several reasons, one being the placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care.

International Adoption Law

International Adoption Law: The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption established a set of internationally agreed minimum requirements and procedures to govern intercountry adoptions.

Child Citizenship Act of 2000

Child Citizenship Act of 2000 amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to confer United States citizenship automatically and retroactively to certain foreign-born children adopted by citizens of the United States.  Persons involved in international adoption should be aware of this Act.

Adoption Assistance Act

The Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 covered a variety of areas impacting on children in foster care, children to be adopted, and special needs children.

Multiethnic Placement Act

The Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994  goals were to decrease the time children in foster care were waiting to be adopted, to prevent any discrimination when making foster care and adoptive placements, and to facilitate the recruitment of foster and adoptive families especially for children from foster care.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding adoption law issues, please visit Adoption Laws and types of adoption.

Help for Adopting Families by State

 Alabama  Montana
 Alaska  Nebraska
 Arizona  Nevada
 Arkansas  New Hampshire
 California  New Jersey
 Colorado  New Mexico
 Connecticut  New York
 Delaware  North Carolina
 Florida  North Dakota
 Georgia  Ohio
 Hawaii  Oklahoma
 Idaho  Oregon
 Illinois  Pennsylvania
 Indiana  Rhode Island
 Iowa  South Carolina
 Kansas  South Dakota
 Kentucky  Tennessee
 Louisiana  Texas
 Maine  Utah
 Maryland  Vermont
 Massachusetts  Virginia
 Michigan  Washington
 Minnesota  West Virginia
 Mississippi  Wisconsin
 Missouri  Wyoming
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