In February, two court hearings were held, and in both instances, the court did not require the prospective adoptive parents to be present. Both of these families will now await their civil rulings. Last month a civil ruling was issued for a family planning to adopt a baby boy, congratulations to this family! And, we are excited that one of our families from CA received their final ruling and will be traveling in a couple of weeks to bring their daughter home!
We couldn't resist sharing another photo of Lucy who arrived earlier this year.
Effective April 1, 2013 there will be new U.S. immigration procedures in place for adoptive families who have not yet entered the Taiwan court system. These new procedures will be summarized and posted on our Taiwan blog within the next few days and we will provide helpful links to the various relevant government websites so you can learn more. If your adoption case has already entered Taiwan district court, these procedures will not impact your adoption. If you are not yet matched with a child, these procedures will apply to your case. Gladney will help families with the necessary additional filings that will become part of the immigration process, once a family has received and accepted a child referral. This new process, referred to as PAIR (Pre-Adoption Immigration Review) will review a child's immigration eligibility prior to the court ruling establishing a legal parent-child relationship.