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What is the Hague Convention?

When parents are seeking to adopt a child internationally, it is important for them to understand the Hague Adoption Convention. This law helps protect children and requires inter-country adoption co-operation. This is essentially an international agreement that helps safeguard the intercountry adoption process. Established on May 29, 1993, in The Hague, the Netherlands, this convention […]

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Adoption Alerts

Adoption Alerts and Notices

The United States Department of State issues frequent adoption alerts for Americans adopting internationally and overseas. These alerts include notices that some adoptions are suspended from certain countries, provides information about countries not in compliance with the Hague Adoption Convention and much more. It is advised that any American seeking to complete an international adoption […]

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Adoption Rates - Utah Adoption Agency

Recession Could Mean Higher Adoption Rates

The U.S. recession has greatly impacted America’s younger generation. More 20- and 30-year-olds are unemployed, home ownership is substantially down and more people are realizing the standard dream of stability, 2.5 kids and a white picket fence are rapidly fading. While it is unclear how long it will take for the U.S. economy to fully […]

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Tax Refund

Adoption Tax Credit

The deal that lawmakers agreed to at the beginning of 2013 to help avert the dreadful fiscal cliff, helped to restore the adoption tax credit, ultimately making it permanent. Started in 1997 and into 2009, the adoption tax credit was nonrefundable. This essentially meant that the amounts could not apply to existing current liabilities, but […]

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