ERIC Number: ED261768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
The Anti-Fraudulent Adoption Practices Act of 1984. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Courts of the Committee on the Judiciary. United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session on S. 2299, a Bill Entitled the "Anti-Fraudulent Adoption Practices Act of 1984 (March 16, 1984).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
This hearing provided a forum for witnesses testifying about the Anti-Fraudulent Adoption Practices Act of 1984 (S. 2299) and the issues the bill was designed to address. Testimony focuses on the nature and incidence of fraudulent adoption scams; the need for Federal legislation to address the problem; the experiences of victimized families; problems with international adoptions; background information on the processing of orphan petitions by the Immigration and Naturalization Service; results of FBI investigations; concerns of state child welfare agencies; and the views of the Department of Justice concerning the extent of the problem in the area of adoption and permanent free care, the extent to which existing criminal statutes adequately provide an avenue for prosecution, and the difficulties which the proposed bill, as drafted, presents from a law enforcement perspective. Appended are additional submissions for the record, including a Department of State report detailing major difficulties of inter-American adoption; a country-by-country analysis of inter-American adoption problems drawn chiefly from U.S. Embassy reports; views of agencies, committees, and associations concerning the bill; and numerous articles from South Carolina and Texas newspapers reporting the fraudulent practices and other problems associated with adoption. (RH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.