Christian Alliance for Orphans' webinar series is holding a webinar on May 28 titled "Avoiding the Perils and Pitfalls of International Adoption: Advice for Agencies and Adoptive Families." The course description is:
It is heartbreaking for an adoptive family and the child being adopted to reach the “end of the process” and be told by the U.S. Government that the child does not qualify as an orphan or is “not clearly approvable” for a visa to enter the U.S. This webinar addresses the perils and pitfalls of international adoption and specifically, the orphan determination. We will examine how a prospective adopted child gets “stuck” during the orphan investigation before USCIS, how to avoid problems with orphan processing, and the most common mistakes that in-country attorneys, families and agencies make as the case proceeds.
This webinar will be led by two experienced attorneys who regularly assist adoptive families with the process of bringing their adopted children home once they have encountered barriers to the children’s entry to the U.S. Over more than 20 combined years of working with families and agencies, McLane and Christine will walk you through the most common issues that arise in the orphan context.