Extension Request for Public Comment

Request Denied

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

Adopt International

Adoption & Beyond, Inc.

Adoption by Shepherd Care

Adoption Related Services, Inc.

Agape Adoptions

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

If you’d like to join our request for extension, please send us a message here, or email us at info@saveadoptions.org

To see a copy of the letter sent to Carl Risch today, please see the linked document below.

adoption request for extension

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