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United States Implementing Intercountry Adoption Standards

14 November 2006
Thousands of children in need of families will benefit, U.S. officials say
By Jane MorseWashington File Staff Writer

Washington -- The United States is in the final stages of implementing new, federal-level standards and protections that greatly will benefit thousands of children from around the world in need of permanent families.

The implementation of these standards and the anticipated U.S. ratification of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoptions was discussed at a November 14 hearing before the House International Relations Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations.

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