As of 11/10/2009, the USCIS has made some changes to filing procedures affecting applications for adoption-based immigrant approvals: forms I-600A, I-600, I-800A, I-800. See the whole update on the Center for Adoption Policy bulletin page.
The CCAA has announced that, beginning December 1, 2009, all prospective adoptive families will be required to work with a U.S. Hague accredited adoption service provider for both transition cases and Convention cases. This could have huge implications for any in process family who is working with an agency that is not Hague accredited. Please [...]
From the Center for Adoption Policy website: August 27, 2009 Consular Procedures Change for U.S. Parents Adopting From China All U.S. parents adopting from China must travel to Guangzhou to obtain their new child’s visa which permits the child to come to the United States. As of October 1, 2009 the Adoptions Unit of the [...]