It is Joint Council’s understanding that there may be a discrepancy in the Department of State’s Adoption Notice: China, published on January 23, 2009 (see below). We are working with the Department of State to bring clarity to the issue by early next week. The Adoption Notice issued by the Department of State indicates that the “Letter Seeking Confirmation from Adopter” does not have to be signed and returned to the CCAA. However, it is our understanding that the “Letter Seeking Confirmation from Adopter” must be signed and returned. Until this issue is fully resolved Joint Council advises all Potential Adoptive Parent(s)
to sign and return this letter to the CCAA.
Upon confirmation of the correct procedure regarding this letter, Joint Council will publish a new Update advising you accordingly.