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State Recognition of Intercountry Adoptions Finalized Abroad
Provides an overview of Federal requirements that apply to adoptions finalized in another country by U.S. citizens. It also discusses requirements that adoptive parents must meet in their State of residence in order to gain State recognition of the adoption and to receive a new State-issued birth certificate for their adopted child. The topics addressed include recognition of foreign adoption decrees, when readoption is required by the State of residence, and applying for a State birth certificate.
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2014). State recognition of intercountry adoptions finalized abroad. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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