Streamlining Illinois’ adoption process

As a follow-up to 2013 legislation to speed up the adoption process for youth with “unfit” biological parents, a similar bill relating to foreign adoptions is advancing through the General Assembly.

House Bill 3079 streamlines the re-adoption process for inter-country adoptions to comply with the Inter-country Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012.  It also establishes better practices for post-adoption services that are offered by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

The legislation also removes several state-level redundancies that are covered under the latest federal provisions on inter-country adoptions.

Chapin Rose

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