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  • September Webinar: Tired of Timeouts

    Join us for our September webinar, Tired of Timeouts: Discipline, Attachment and the Adopted Child, on September 4th at 7PM Central.  Traditional discipline methods can be ineffective and even potentially damaging for adopted children - children wh...

  • Shopping on Amazon? Support Joint Council using AmazonSmile!

    We are now registered with AmazonSmile as one of their participating organization. This will link our supporters directly to smile.amazon.com in support of your Joint Council  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1171174.  Please use it yourself (yo...

  • Benin Announces Temporary Suspension of Intercountry Adoption Applications

    Benin informed the State Department that, as of May 22, it has temporarily suspended acceptance of new applications for intercountry adoptions as the Benin government prepares to implement the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperat...

  • UAA Transition Case Guidance and Example Cases

    This notice provides a link to new UAA transition case guidance for cases begun before the effective date of the UAA – July 14, 2014 – and completed on or after the effective date.   Topics include guidance on •      Cases that...

  • Direction Générale de Migration to Review Grandfathered Cases

    In a June 6th meeting, the Congolese Direction Générale de Migration (DGM) informed the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa that the DGM would be willing to conduct a review of the documents for the children whose cases appear to meet the DGM’s exception crit...

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