Time is Running Out!
Join us in asking Congress to include the
Adoption Tax Refundability Act in Year-End Legislation
It’s quick and easy to send a clear message to your Senators and Representative asking them to do two things:
1. Cosponsor the bill (S.1156/H.R.3031) if they haven’t yet
2. Convey to their tax committee and caucus leadership the importance of including the bill in their priority list for tax provisions in any year-end legislation considered in December.
Use the button below or visit adoptiontaxcredit.org/take-
action/contact-congress to send a prewritten message to Congress in just a few minutes.
PS – Please don’t wait! Decisions are being made quickly as Congress works to meet a mid-December deadline for passing budget, spending, and tax related legislation.
Thank you for using your voice to make a difference!
November 10, 2022
This notice amends the information previously published on October 26, 2022 by adding information in the CEAS Fee Schedule to explain charges related to site visits. Please visit our website for the complete approved fee schedules for both IAAME and CEAS.
For more information about each AE’s jurisdiction and transition planning, please see the Department’s June 2, 2022 notice.
October 21, 2022
From the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services:
We recognize that many U.S. citizens wish to help and adopt children affected by the conflict in Ukraine. It is important to note that adoption by a U.S. citizen, by itself, does not give a child U.S. citizenship or make them immediately eligible to immigrate to the United States. The Ukrainian government has expressed concern to the U.S. Department of State (DOS) about moving children out of Europe, or generally, traveling to the United States for adoption. On June 11, 2022, the government of Ukraine announced that hosting programs may resume in certain circumstances but will not apply to children who are considered orphans or deprived of parental care under Ukraine law.
As the situation evolves, you can find current information on the DOS website, including:
- Ukraine Country Information
- Information for U.S. Citizens in the Process of Adopting Children from Ukraine
- United with Ukraine: How You Can Help (fact sheet) (PDF)
- Ukraine – Ministry of Social Policy Statement on Intercountry Adoption
- Notice – Visas for Ukrainian Children
Prospective adoptive parents (PAPs) should seek guidance from their accredited or approved adoption service provider. They may also consider finding an immigration attorney or accredited representative to help them determine which options might be appropriate for their situation.NOTE: The Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine (MSP) has stated adoption in Ukraine is “impossible” at this time. Based on the MSP’s statement, if a petitioner has not already completed all the required adoption steps in Ukraine, beginning or continuing the adoption process may not be possible at this time.
India has shut down travel until mid-April. Please read this release for more information. If this affects you or you have questions about how COVID-19 will change the adoption process, your adoption coordinator would be happy to take your call at 303-691-0808. Thank you in advance for your patience with us. Stay healthy!