Adoption Attorneys

A Visual Reminder

By AAAA-Admin / November 11, 2021 / Comments Off on A Visual Reminder

We used to keep a post-it-note on our office fridge where we kept a running number of foster care children who were adopted with the help of our office. One day our court runner asked us about the meaning of the post-it-note. Later, he surprised us with this beautiful homemade sign. It now has a […]

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Humanitarian Parole for U.S. Citizens with Completed Adoptions

By AAAA-Admin / March 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Humanitarian Parole for U.S. Citizens with Completed Adoptions

Today, the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA) and National Council For Adoption (NCFA) issued a joint press release calling upon the Department of State to grant humanitarian parole to the children of adoptive families who are unable to receive an adoption visa in a timely manner so that the families may safely […]

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AAAA Reacts to State Department’s Intercountry Adoptions Report

By AAAA-Admin / March 20, 2019 / Comments Off on AAAA Reacts to State Department’s Intercountry Adoptions Report

The Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA) issued its response today to the U.S. Department of State’s FY2018 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoptions which highlighted an 82% decline in the number of intercountry adoptions since 2004. “AAAA is deeply concerned about the decline in international adoption, and the State Department’s report is a […]

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ICWA is not meeting the needs of Indian Children

By AAAA-Admin / March 8, 2019 / Comments Off on ICWA is not meeting the needs of Indian Children

In October, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, in Brackeen v. Zinke, held that the Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs regulations implementing it violate the U.S. Constitution, largely on equal protection and 10th Amendment grounds. The United States Court of Appeals for the […]

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AAAA Announces Decision of the US District Court Fifth Circuit Declaring Indian Child Welfare Act Unconstitutional

By AAAA-Admin / October 10, 2018 / Comments Off on AAAA Announces Decision of the US District Court Fifth Circuit Declaring Indian Child Welfare Act Unconstitutional

On October 4, 2018, in the case of BRACKEEN v. ZINKE, in the Northern District of Texas, Civil Action No. 4:17-cv-00868-O, a federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The case was brought by the states of Texas, Indiana, Louisiana, and individual plaintiffs, including adoptive parent clients of two attorney members of the Academy of […]

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AAAA Launches New Resources for Family Building

By AAAA / April 25, 2018 / Comments Off on AAAA Launches New Resources for Family Building

The Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA) announced today that it launched a refreshed brand identity including new, single online presence during its 2018 Annual Conference, “Forging New Directions in Family Formation”, held in Kansas City, Missouri. This is a significant next step in the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys’ evolution […]

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