On July 14, 2010, Senator Leahy from Committee on the Judiciary filed the Committee's written report on the International Adoption Simplificiation Act. The report, No. 111-220 can be found on the Library of Congress website: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/cpquery/T?&report=sr220&dbname=111&
PEAR supports Senate Bill 1376, the bill to restore immunization and sibling age exemptions for children adopted by United States citizens under the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption. This act allows waivers of the immigration immunization requirements for children adopted from Hague partner countries. It also allows children up to the age of 18 to be adopted and admitted into the US if they are siblings of previously adopted children. This bill addresses oversights in the drafting of the Hague Regulations and brings those regulations into parity with existing international adoption law and policy on immunization waivers and sibling adoptions in non-Hague programs.
We encourage prospective and adoptive parents to read the report and actively support this legislation.
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