Recent Legislation Regarding International Adoption

While many of the fee increases are minimal, the fee for Certificate of Citizenship is significant for families. We encourage everyone to consider contacting their representatives/senators to oppose this recent legislation.
Adoption Community:
USCIS has announced, via the Federal Register, proposed fee increases for some of their services, including those that impact adoptive families.

You can ask your Members of Congress to sign this letter regarding USCIS’s proposed adoption fee increases. The deadline to sign this letter is noon on this Thursday, June 30th. We’ll have to ask fast!
We encourage you to take 15 minutes to call the DC office of both of your Senators and your Representative.
Here are some basic suggestions for that call:
1. Ask to speak to the person who handles international adoption issues
2. Ask them to ask their boss to sign the letter increasing USCIS fees for adoptive families
3. Tell them to contact the offices of Senator Blunt, Senator Klobuchar or Representative Franks by noon on Thursday, June 30th to sign the letter.
4. Ask for the staffer’s email to forward them a copy of the letter and explain how to sign on.
5. Don’t forget to send that follow-up email! Polite persistence helps get the job done!

You can send something like the below email to finalize your request:
Thanks for taking my call today! I hope Representative/Senator XYZ will support this letter to prevent burdensome USCIS fee cost increases from impacting adoptive families.  
Join Senators Blunt and Klobuchar, Representative Franks and others in this important effort to support adoptive families.
Please contact,, or by noon on this Thursday, June 30th to sign on to this important letter.
Thanks for supporting adoption!