An adoption immigration lawyer can help navigate U.S. laws

Maryland adoption laws are a concern for people hoping to bring a child into their home. But there is a whole different set of rules that must be navigated when the adoption is of a child from overseas. Since it is becoming more difficult, a Howard County adoption lawyer can assist a person who is trying to adopt a child from outside the United States.


In many instances, the country of origin is making it harder for international adoptions to take place. In others, the United States is clamping down on the number of children who are able to be adopted from certain countries.

One of those countries is Nepal. For example, a 6-year-old Nepalese child who had spent the first two years of his life in an orphanage was set to be adopted by an American woman. However, given the number of fraudulent cases and incidents of child trafficking, adoptions from Nepal were shut down by the U.S. in 2010.

The woman spent a significant amount of money and waited several months for the child’s history to be verified before the adoption could be completed. Eventually, it was approved. But not until the woman had spent four months and tens of thousands of dollars.

The woman’s case highlights that the adoption process can have many hurdles. The same is true of other family-law subjects. Whether it’s a divorce, domestic violence, a child custody disagreement, prenuptial agreements, paternity disputes, alimony or adoption, it’s imperative to know the legal issues and how to handle them. When there is a problem with completing an adoption, an adoption immigration lawyer will be familiar with a vast array of problems that crop up.

Source:, “Seattle family fights to reopen Nepal to child adoptions,” Tracy Vedder, June 13, 2014

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