Colombia, DR Congo and Sierra Leone programs are open
Adopt Abroad is proud to announce that we have just received our accreditation for Colombia, DR Congo and Sierra Leone. We are accepting applications for this programs now.
The webpage will be up shortly
Misawa -- Sunday April 14, 2013 - Time: 13:00-15:00, Location: Collocated Club, Gray Room
Yokosuka -- Monday April 15, 2013 - Time: 18:15-19:15, Location Community Readiness Center - 1st floor
Atsugi -- Tuesday April 16, 2013 - Time: 17:30-18:30, Location: Library Building
Okinawa -- Tuesday April 23, 2013 - Kadena Air Base - USO Social Hall Facility 09:00-16:00, reservations required: email@example.com (Flyer)
Landstuhl, Kaiserslautern -- May 11th, 2013 - European Adoption Symposium
LDS Church - Lauterstrasse 1, Germany 67657 08:00-17:00
Adopt Abroad has now opened an office in Alexandria, Virginia - 7510 SnowPea Court, Alexandria, Virginia. Phone: 571-409-0998
Russia Currently Closed for American Adoptions
Mechanicsburg family upset over Russian adoptions closing...
>> Adopt Abroad interviewed regarding the Russian closing
CURRENT EVENTS AFFECTING ADOPTIONS
Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act - (IAUAA)--- Passed!
President Obama has signed into law the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act - (IAUAA). Any entity that provides international adoption services (involving a child entering or leaving the USA) including facilitators,
adoption and other adoption services MUST be accredited or working under the auspices of an accredited entity. The Council on Accrediation is the only accrediting entity recognized in the USA.
Adopt Abroad has been HAGUE ACCREDITED since 2008!
Adoption Tax Credit Passed
The adoption tax credit has now become permanent law. The credit will only apply to families that have a federal tax liability. The maximum credit will be $12,970.00. The credit will phase out for families earning $194,580.00. The creidt is valid only once the adoption is finalized. Taxpayers will have six years to use the credit. See IRS publication 8839 for further information.
Philippine Adoptive Applicant Criteria 2012
1. Applicant must have a miminum of high school diploma
2. Minimum income of $40,000.00 *will depend upon family size
3. Single applicants will be considered for children between 9-15 years only.
New Applicant Criteria for Bulgaria 06-11-12
Age: The adoptive parents should be between the ages of 25-55 years old. The maximum age approval will be 55 years older (singles age 50) than the child.
Health Status: applicants should be in generally good health with no known conditions that would impair the adoption and raising of the child.
Income: applicants should have at least average income.