On December 17, the Department of State responded by denying our request to extend the comment period on changes to regulations which nearly double the number and length of the regulations governing intercountry adoptions.
To see the letter issued by the Department signed by Scott Renner, please click on the button below.
Request Denied Letter
Save Adoptions Requests Extension on Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Regulations
*Posted on Dec 16, 2020*
On Nov 20, 2020, the Department of State issued a notice on their website about proposed changes to the regulations governing intercountry adoption and invited public comment.
The Department’s deadline for providing public comment is January 19, 2021.
Save Adoptions and several of its partnering agencies are asking for a 60 days extension to this deadline so that the adoption community would have a reasonable opportunity to effectively respond.
Agencies supporting this extension for public comment include:
A Family in Bloom Adoptions
A Love Beyond Borders
Adoption & Beyond, Inc.
Adoption by Shepherd Care
Adoption Related Services, Inc.
All Age Adoptions Plus
All Blessings International, Inc.
Amazing Grace Adoptions
Bal Jagat – Children’s World, Inc.
Building Arizona Families
Catholic Charities Baltimore, Associated Catholic Charities, Inc.
Children’s House International
Christian Family Services of the Midwest
Cradle of Hope Adoption Center
Family Connection, Inc.
Family Resource Center
Frank Adoption Center
Children of All Nations
Hope Adoption, Inc., DBA Hope International
Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc.
International Child Foundation
Little Miracles International, Inc.
Madison Adoption Associates
New Beginnings International Children’s and Family Services, Inc.
New Horizons Adoption Agency, Inc.
Nightlight Christian Adoptions
Open Door Adoption Agency
Options 4 Adoption
Saint Mary International Adoption
Small World Adoption
The Sacred Portion Children’s Outreach
To see a copy of the letter sent to Carl Risch today, please see the linked document below.