Family

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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Arizona Married Couples Lose Control of Their Embryos

By AAAA-Admin / February 7, 2019 / Comments Off on Arizona Married Couples Lose Control of Their Embryos

An important and deeply problematic statute went effect in August 2018 regarding the award of embryos in a divorce.  A.R.S. § 25-318.03 attempts to formalize who will be awarded embryos in the event of a dispute between divorcing spouses and who will be responsible for any resulting children.  The law requires the Court to disregard […]

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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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AAAA IAC Volunteer or Reduced-Fee Attorneys

By AAAA / February 28, 2018 / Comments Off on AAAA IAC Volunteer or Reduced-Fee Attorneys

The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys recently learned of the bankruptcy filing by the Independent Adoption Center (IAC) which is licensed in California, Florida, New York, Indiana, Connecticut, Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas. The announced permanent closing of all IAC offices and its programs nationwide has left many families in dire straits. Some may be […]

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