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AICA Keeps You Informed

American-International Children's Alliance wants to keep you informed on adoption related news and websites. we will update this information frequently and maintain the information that is relevant.

Annual Adoption Conferences

MA- ODS ACONE's 31st Annual New England Adoption Conference, Saturday, May 8, 2004, in Milford, MA. Visit the ODS website for more information

RI- Adoption Rhode Island's 11th Annual Adoption Conference, Saturday, March 15, 2003, at Providence College, Providence, RI. Visit the Adoption Rhode Island's website for more information

INS Fee Changes effective January 24, 2003

To learn more about the recent changes in the INS fees please visit the INS website. Also available online are INS forms.

The New Citizenship Law

The Child Citizenship Act confers automatic citizenship on all foreign-born children under 18 years of age, admitted to the US as lawful permanent residents, and in the custody of at least one parent who is a US citizen. Acquiring citizenship automatically means citizenship acquired by law without the need to apply for citizenship. This law goes into effect on February 27, 2001.

On February 27, 2001 75,000 adopted children in the US became American citizens. This historic occasion was celebrated across the US. Many families have asked about proof of citizenship and Congressman W. Delahunt's office suggests that each family apply for their newly adopted child's US passport. The passport application form is DSP-11. You can download it here. Visit the State Department's Fact Sheet or the INS web site for more information.

To apply for a US passport, you will need to have the following documents:

  1. DSP11, Application for a Passport
  2. Two (2) Identical Photographs (2x2 inches in size)
  3. Parent's Valid Identification
  4. Certified Adoption Decree (with English translation)
  5. Child's Foreign Passport with INS Stamp I-551 OR Resident Alien Card
  6. $40.00 (for children under 16) or $60.00 (for children over 16)

The processing time for a new US passport is 1-2 months.

Adoption Rhode Island

Southern New England's Eighth Annual Adoption Conference will be held on March 17, 2001 at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI.

American-International Children's Alliance Will Present A Workshop On Romanian Adoptions

For more information on the conference please visit

American-International Children's Alliance, Inc. Board Member Nominations

American-International Children's Alliance, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, charitable organization founded and incorporated in MA in 1992. The agency is in the process of organizing a new Board of Directors.

Now is the time to nominate individuals to become member of the Board. To nominate someone, or yourself, please send the following information: name, address, telephone number/s, and a brief description of interests and/or strengths. Nominees will be called if they have been selected to become members of the Board.

Send your nomination to: American-International Children's Alliance, Inc., Board Membership, [address and email deleted]. Nominations must be received by March 9, 2001.

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