Update: Indian Visas for Adoption Cases

Posted September 16, 2020

This is an update to our August 21, 2020 notice on the status of adoptions from India. Following discussions between Embassy New Delhi and the Indian government, Embassy New Delhi advises us that the Ministry of External Affairs has agreed to issue visas to adopting parents to allow them to travel to India and finalize their adoptions.

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Cancellation of Previously Issued Indian Visas/Travel Advisory

Posted September 14, 2020

The Embassy in New Delhi has advised the U.S. Department of State that visas issued by the Indian Embassy or any Indian Consulate to foreign nationals, including U.S. prospective adoptive parents, prior to India’s implementation of COVID-19 restrictions on March 13, 2020, are no longer valid.

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USCIS Averts Furlough of Nearly 70% of Workforce

Posted August 27, 2020

Drastic cuts will impact agency operations for foreseeable future

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that the agency will avert an administrative furlough of more than 13,000 employees, scheduled to begin Aug. 30 as a result of unprecedented spending cuts and a steady increase in daily incoming revenue and receipts.

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USCIS Adjusts Fees to Help Meet Operational Needs

Posted August 11, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that they are making adjustments to fees for certain USCIS services, to ensure that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is able to continue covering costs.

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Bulgaria: Important Notice Regarding Article 5 Issuance

Posted July 24, 2020

The Immigrant Visa Unit in Sophia, Bulgaria has determined that, while the Bulgarian entry restrictions for American citizens remain in place, the Embassy can issue Article 5 letters in cases where the initial meeting between the adoptive families and the adopted children is conducted online.

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International Flights to India to Resume

Posted July 21, 2020

India has established individual bilateral air bubbles with France, Germany and the US that will allow airlines of each country in the pact to operate international flights, said the Civil Aviation Ministry on Thursday, July 16.

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Renewal of IAN’s Hague Accreditation

Posted June 30, 2020

IAN has proudly been a Hague Accredited adoption agency since April 1, 2008, and we are very pleased to announce that the renewal of our Hague Accreditation has been approved for another 4 years!

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USCIS Response to COVID-19

Posted on June 17, 2020

Beginning June 4, 2020, certain USCIS field offices and asylum offices will resume non-emergency face-to-face services to the public. Application support centers will resume services later.

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USCIS June 4 Extension Closure

Posted on May 6, 2020

On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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China Waiting Children: Special Needs Spotlight on Dwarfism

Let me tell you a little about Leo. I recently came across Leo’s file when I was searching China’s shared list of children available for adoption. My specific search was for “limb …

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Looking Towards the Future for Chinese Adoptions

More changes were announced this week for the China adoption program. Just two weeks ago, agencies and families learned that the CCCWA placed tighter restrictions on adoptive families, including …

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Updated China Adoption Requirements

Recently China updated their adoption regulations concerning international families who desire to adopt. There are new qualifications to consider if you are interested in adopting from this program. …

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International Adoption Net’s China Adoptive Families Picnic 2017

On June 24, 2017, International Adoption Net hosted a picnic in Dublin, Ohio to connect China adoptive families. We were delighted to host over 150 people for our event! This gave 35 families the …

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The Importance of the Post Adoption Report

At least when the adoption is done, I won’t have any more paperwork! Wait…there’s more???!!! By the time adoptive parents are granted legal custody of their child, they have …

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Transfer of EACI India and China adoption cases to IAN

As many of you know, EACI adoption agency lost it’s Hague status in December of 2016. As a result they had to move all their programs to other agencies. IAN was identified to take on India and …

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Little Zi waiting for her forever family!

For those of us who are lucky enough to have a loving Father, we know the feeling of love and protection. Little Zi knows this love…and misses it. In all my years of working as an international …

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Important Adoption Announcement

Important Adoption Update!! ast month we were informed by the State Department that they would be enacting yet another round of heavy regulations for international adoptions. We were given only 42 …

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Introducing sweet “Matthew”, waiting for his forever family!

“Matthew” is an adorable, HAPPY little boy who happens to have extra lower body parts due to having an incomplete conjoined twin. He has underwent surgery for some of the physical …

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India Waiting Kids: Special Need Spotlight on Ambiguous genitalia

This Blog post is written by one of our Adoption Coordinators, Angela. As an experienced international adoption specialist for 11 years, I’ve seen a variety of medical conditions with children …

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5 Questions to Ask If You Are Considering Adoption

/contact/ This is a guest post from our partner Diane Hogan. She is an adoptive parent twice over, adoption and education expert, and President of A Step Ahead Adoption Services. Are you a family …

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Mexico Hosting Program!

IAN is excited to announce a new hosting program with our Mexico program! Joan recently returned from Mexico where she signed a contract with a specific Mexican State. This means that, in addition to …

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Uganda Update

Please see below the latest update from the State Department concerning the new regulations from Uganda (found here- The%20Children%20Amendment% 20Act%202016.pdf (start …

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Announcing our Florida Branch Office!

We are so excited to announce that this month we have been approved for our Child Placement license in Florida ! We are opening our branch office, and will be starting up our programs there in the …

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Ethiopia Update from Department of State

By now, many of you have seen the update posted on the Department of State website regarding Ethiopia. You can find the article here if you have not already read it: …

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Ethiopia Program Update and Hosting program!

Over the past year or so the Ethiopian program has seen many changes, both with the US side of the process as well as the process with the Ethiopian authorities. As many of you know the PAIR process, …

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Melkam Gena (Merry Christmas)!!

Hello all! To celebrate Gena with our Ethiopian children today, Heaven would like to share her memories of the holiday from when she was a child in Ethiopia. We hope you enjoy learning about these …

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CItizenship Certificates and Social Security Cards

Citizenship Certificates and Social Security Cards Hello Families! We have a little update for you about post arrival documents. First, it seems to be taking longer for Citizen Certificates to come in …

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Ghana Humanitarian Projects

IAN is excited to share some news from one of our humanitarian partners! We have joined efforts with Springs of Hope International in Ghana, which works to provide support for orphanages and families …

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IAN community dinner, November 14th

Happy Friday everyone!! We are super excited about our family mixer dinner IAN is hosting on November 14, 2014 at 6pm. We already have several families that have RSVP’d; some with children home, …

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US Embassy Update: No Ebola in Ethiopia

The U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia has released the following information stating that no confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola have been found in Ethiopia! We have been glued to the news hoping all of our …

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Welcome IAN’s New Post Adoption Coordinator, Heaven

ሰላም Selam, My name is Heaven Tesfaye, the Post-Adoption Coordinator at IAN. I am an Ethiopian native born and raised. I came to the United Stated when I was 15. For the past 13 years Colorado has been …

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Happy Ethiopian New Year!

እንቁጣጣሽ Happy New Years Ethiopia!! On September 11, 2014 Ethiopians will be celebrating one of the biggest holidays of the nation, New years! Also known as እንቁጣጣሽ (Enkutatash)! According to the …

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Thank you from Tami

Love is patient, love is kind… wait this isn’t a wedding, this is my goodbye blog. Maybe I’m referring to how you are with your kids or maybe just maybe I could change those words to be …

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My Travels in Uganda

My Travels in Uganda I was able to spend 10 days in this beautiful country just a couple of weeks ago! Here at IAN we have been working to improve and expand our program in Uganda over the past year. …

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