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CLE- International Adoptions

Thursday, January 27, 2011 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Thursday, January 27, 2011
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.


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Over the last two years there has been an increase in children adopted from foreign countries.  In 2008, more than 17,000 children were issued a visa to come to the US.

The Hague Adoption Convention regulates the sending and receiving of adopted children across borders and has imposed a new immigration procedure for certain adoptions.  This new procedure departs significantly from the immigration structure already in effect.  At this seminar, you will learn to distinguish whether the Hague Convention applies, and the differences between Convention procedures and adoption and orphan petitions.  Attendees will also learn about alternatives to adoption that would provide permanent residence to the child. 

 Specific Topics:

I. Hague Convention
II. Adoption and Orphan Petitions
III. Massachusetts Adoption Law
IV. Home Study
V. Adoption Alternatives
VI. Complex Issues

Program Co-chairs:

Jane Chiang, Sedna Law P.C.
Abby Colbert, Irish Immigration Center

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):




Katherine Elmore


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