H.R. 6027 (112th): Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012

Jun 26, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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S. 3331 (same title)
Signed by the President — Jan 14, 2013

Albio Sires
Representative for New Jersey's 13th congressional district
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Jun 26, 2012
3 pages
Related Bills
S. 3331 (identical)

Signed by the President
Jan 14, 2013


This bill was introduced on June 26, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 26, 2012
Referred to Committee Jun 26, 2012
Full Title

To provide for universal intercountry adoption accreditation standards, and for other purposes.


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4 cosponsors (3D, 1R) (show)

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Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 - Applies universal intercountry adoption accreditation standards under the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000, and related regulations, to the same extent as they apply to the offering or provision of adoption services in connection with an adoption under the Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, to any person offering or providing adoption services in connection with a foreign orphan under age 16 adopted or to be adopted by a U.S. citizen.
Gives the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS), the Attorney General, and the accrediting entities the duties, responsibilities, and authorities under the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 and related regulations with respect to a person offering or providing such adoption services, regardless of whether such services are offered or provided in connection with a Convention adoption.
Amends the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 to repeal the prohibition against, and so make available, collected fees to accrediting entities.

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