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International Adoptions

WASHINGTON (CN) - About half of U.S. international adoptions are from nations that are members of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children, such as China, the Philippines, and Mexico. Bringing a child home from one of these countries may have just gotten easier.

New State Department regulations now require U.S. officials to work on most adoption immigration petitions and visas much earlier in the process than before, which allows them to decide earlier whether the child may stay in a particular state until the family adopts the child or gets legal custody.Click herefor details and other new regulations.

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