Text of the International Adoption Simplification Act

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 30, 2010. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 25, 2009 (Introduced).

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1st Session

S. 1376


June 25, 2009

(for herself, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Feingold, and Mr. Durbin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


To restore immunization and sibling age exemptions for children adopted by United States citizens under the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption to allow their admission into the United States.


Exemption from vaccination documentation requirement

Section 212(a)(1)(C)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(1)(C)(ii)) is amended by striking section 101(b)(1)(F), and inserting subparagraph (F) or (G) of section 101(b)(1);.


Sibling adoptions

Section 101(b)(1)(G) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(b)(1)(G)) is amended—


in clause (i), by striking and at the end;


in clause (ii), by striking the period at the end and inserting and; and


by adding at the end the following:


subject to the same provisos as in clause (i), if the child—


is a natural sibling of a child described in clause (i), subparagraph (E)(i), or subparagraph (F)(i);


has been adopted abroad, or is coming to the United States for adoption, by the adoptive parent (or prospective adoptive parent) or parents of the sibling described in clause (i), subparagraph (E)(i), or subparagraph (F)(i); and


is otherwise described in clause (i), except that the child is younger than 18 years of age at the time a petition is filed on his or her behalf for classification as an immediate relative under section 201(b).