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A Child’s Right to Family

By AAAA-Admin / June 27, 2019 / Comments Off on A Child’s Right to Family

Hundreds of millions of children across the world are destined to grow up on the streets and in institutions.  One of the best solutions to this crisis is international adoption.  However, adoptions to the United States have dropped by 75 percent over the last 14 years and international adoptions worldwide have dropped by over half.  […]

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Post Adoption Contact Agreements Explained

By AAAA-Admin / June 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Post Adoption Contact Agreements Explained

A Post Adoption Contact Agreement (PACA) is an agreement the birth parents sign along with the adoption relinquishment.  It is also signed by the adoptive parents.  It allows for certain, specified contacts between the birth parent(s) and the adoptive family. Some states allow for these agreements and will enforce them, other states do not.  Fellows […]

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New Assisted Reproduction Federal Legislation Supported by AAAA

By AAAA-Admin / June 27, 2019 / Comments Off on New Assisted Reproduction Federal Legislation Supported by AAAA

Representatives of AAAA recently gathered in Washington DC to support the RESOLVE Advocacy Day.  RESOLVE is the National Infertility Association (www.Resolve.org), advocating on behalf of the millions of Americans suffering from infertility.  AAAA’s President, Catherine Keefe; Deputy ART Director, Nidhi Desai, and Past President, Deb Guston, attended meetings with Members of Congress and staffers on […]

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Donation, DNA and Discovery: Anonymity in Gamete Donation is a Flawed Promise

By AAAA-Admin / March 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Donation, DNA and Discovery: Anonymity in Gamete Donation is a Flawed Promise

Approaches to privacy and confidentiality in gamete donation vary widely across the globe.  In the United Sates, most donations are conducted without the parties being identified to each other and disclosure to donor-conceived persons is still not universally practiced.  But, as science and technology evolve, the debate over donor anonymity is poised to perhaps become […]

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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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Immigration Adoption Conundrum

By AAAA-Admin / March 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Immigration Adoption Conundrum

There is a 1-year old child, a little boy, that needs a home.  His parents have a serious drug problem with meth and heroin that they are not able to conquer.  The State of New Mexico has taken custody of the child.  For confidentiality reasons the names of some of the unimportant facts have been […]

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