MUMBAI: In special circumstances, foreign or NRI adoptive parents can be directed to submit a deposit and make investments in the name of the adopted child, the Bombay high court has ruled in an important order. Justice Suresh Gupte said ordinarily the court would not […]Continue Reading →
The U.S. immigrant visa application fees have changed as of April 13, 2012. The fee for Immediate Relative and family preference applications (processed on the basis of an approved I-600 or I-800 petition) decreased from $404 to $230. Adoptive parents submit the visa application and fee to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in foreign country […]Continue Reading →
PROGRAM UPDATE: The Ghana program definitely continues to progress well but it is still in the “pilot program” stage. By that we mean that we continue to experience new events in the various regions of Ghana. It appears that while most regions follow the same procedures, each region has its own particularities. That […]Continue Reading →
It is almost 3 months since India started accepting new applications on 1/20/2012. We have finally had some movements in the new process with the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), and I want to provide an update on our program.
With the introduction of CARINGS, all new families must be registered in this […]Continue Reading →
I hope this message finds that you are doing well. We are doing our best to provide monthly updates for all of our adoption programs, as we feel this is helpful for waiting families. If there are any questions or concerns you have, please do not hesitate to contact us. […]Continue Reading →
Notice from the U.S. Department of State on status of Vietnam Adoptions:
February 1, 2012
The United States has determined that it will not resume intercountry adoptions in Vietnam on February 1, 2012, when the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption will enter into force there.
Despite Vietnam’s […]Continue Reading →
I hope this message finds that you are all happy and healthy! We’ve had quite a bit of crazy weather in western Washington, so we are hoping for some sunshine soon. Things are continuing to go well in China despite the continuous slow movement.
Waiting Family Program
The CCCWA has currently matched […]
Dear India families,
I hope each of you are doing well and gearing up for the holidays. As the year 2011 is close to end, I would like to share with you some of my thoughts on the next things that will be happening for India adoptions in 2012.
I have received no word […]Continue Reading →
I have been asked quite often by families in the India program about where they are now in the process, and what the timeline should be. So, this report is aimed to provide you with an overview on the India adoption process and how everyone is doing.
From my experience, the adoption […]Continue Reading →