S. 3331 (112th): Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012

Jun 21, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 112-276.
John Kerry
Senator from Massachusetts
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Last Updated
Jan 02, 2013
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6027 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 26, 2012


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 14, 2013.

Introduced Jun 21, 2012
Referred to Committee Jun 21, 2012
Reported by Committee Sep 19, 2012
Passed Senate Dec 05, 2012
Passed House Jan 01, 2013
Signed by the President Jan 14, 2013
Full Title

A bill to provide for universal intercountry adoption accreditation standards, and for other purposes.


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4 cosponsors (2D, 2R) (show)

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1/14/2013--Public Law.
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: (1) repeal the prohibition against, and so make available, collected fees to accrediting entities; and (2) add a congressional report requirement on the use of federal funding.

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