Updated International Adoption Paperwork

Adoption STAR’s International Adoption Coordinator Meg Montgomery shares some important information for families considering international adoption.

meganmont1United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that revised versions of Form I-600 (Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative) and Form I-600A (Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition) are now available for immediate use. You can find these new forms (with accompanying instructions) via the USCIS website or by clicking on the links below:

  • Form I-600: Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, and Instructions effective 2/19/2015
  • Form I-600A: Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition, and Instructions effective 2/19/2015

FYI – The previous forms (dated 3/5/13) will be accepted until 3/23/15.

Individuals interested in learning more about international adoption options at Adoption STAR can review information on our website by clicking here.

An upcoming Adoption STAR workshop would also be beneficial for anyone looking to learn more about international adoption:

Title – Is International Adoption For You?

Date – Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Time – 6pm to 8pm

Location – Adoption STAR, 131 John Muir Drive, Amherst, NY 14228

Hosted by Meg Montgomery, LMSW, International Adoption Coordinator. Attendees will learn about the country-specific programs Adoption STAR offers, the children in need of families, and the requirements for adoption. Meg will walk attendees through the process of international adoption, including a review of Hague requirements. Attending this seminar is a great way to thoroughly explore (and ultimately decide) if international adoption is best for you. To RSVP please call Adoption STAR at 716-639-3900 or e-mail the agency at info@adoptionstar.com.