Summary

A bill to provide for universal intercountry adoption accreditation standards, and for other purposes. Read More

Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on Dec 5, 2012 but was never passed by the House.

Bill Text

A BILL

To provide for universal intercountry adoption accreditation standards, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012''.

SEC. 2. UNIVERSAL ACCREDITATION REQUIREMENTS.

(a) In General.--The provisions of title II and section 404 of the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 14901 et seq.), and related implementing regulations, shall apply to any person offering or providing adoption services in connection with a child described in section 101(b)(1)(F) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(b)(1)(F)), to the same extent as they apply to the offering or provision of adoption services in connection with a Convention adoption. The Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Attorney General (with respect to section 404(b) of the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 14944)), and the accrediting entities shall have the duties, responsibilities, and authorities under title II and title IV of the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 and related implementing regulations with respect to a person offering or providing such adoption services, irrespective of whether such services are offered or provided in connection with a Convention adoption. (b) Effective Date.--The provisions of this section shall take effect 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, but shall not apply to any case in which, as of such effective date-- (1) a petition to...

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