Good morning IAN Families,
The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa has announced a change in the documents required during the adoption intake process. In addition to the current intake procedures, effective Monday, April 25, 2011, all cases submitted for the Embassy’s review must also include the following information.
1) A signed, notarized I-600 petition by the prospective adoption parent(s).
2) Copies of the PAP’s Ethiopian visa indicating travel to Ethiopia for their Federal First Instance Court Appointment.
3) Payment of all fees associated with the Embassy process, including the $404 immigration visa fee.
4) A signed Privacy Act Waiver.
These are not new documents. In the past, these documents were required during Adoptive Parents Embassy trip, after April 25th they will be required during the court trip. With your help, we anticipate this will be a simple adjustment.
If you have already been submitted to Embassy, you can disregard this. All other families, please contact your coordinator for instructions on what is needed for your particular case.