senate Bill S7548

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to adoptions from a foreign country

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A10179 -

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 17, 2012 signed chap.395
Aug 06, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1392
substituted for s7548
Jun 20, 2012 substituted by a10179a
ordered to third reading cal.1392
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 01, 2012 referred to children and families

S7548 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §111-c, Dom Rel L; amd §4138-b, Pub Health L

S7548 - Summary

Relates to adoptions from a foreign country.

S7548 - Sponsor Memo

S7548 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 1, 2012

Introduced  by  Sen.  SALAND -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families

AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law and the public health law, in
  relation to adoptions from a foreign country


  Section  1.  Paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision 1 of section 111-c of the
domestic relations law, as added by chapter 329 of the laws of 2008,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (b)  the  validity  of  the  foreign adoption has been verified by the
granting of an IR-3 [immigrant visa], IH-3,  or  a  successor  immigrant
visa,  for  the  child  by the United States Citizenship and Immigration
  S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 111-c of the domestic relations law,  as
added by chapter 329 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  3.  Either  adoptive  parent  or a guardian or a guardian ad litem may
register the order in this state with the  judge  or  surrogate  of  the
county  in  which  the adoptive parent or parents reside. A petition for
registration of a foreign adoption order may be combined with a petition
for a name change. If the court finds that the  foreign  adoption  order
meets  the  requirements  of  subdivision one of this section, the court
shall issue a finding as to aspects of the foreign adoption, to wit, the
names of the adoptive parents, the name or names and reported birth date
of the adoptive child, the country of the adoptive  child's  birth,  the
country and the date of the foreign adoption, the state residency of the
adoptive  parent  or parents and adoptive child, and a finding as to the
date and issuance of an IR-3, IH-3, OR A SUCCESSOR immigrant visa;  and,
the  court  shall  issue an order of adoption to the party who has peti-
tioned for such an order.
  S 3. Section 4138-b of the public health law, as  amended  by  chapter
181 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  S  4138-b.  Birth  certificate: foreign country adoption. Whenever the
adoption or finalization of a  foreign  adoption  or  recognition  of  a
foreign  adoption of a child pursuant to section one hundred eleven-c of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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