Wyoming Senators Seek to Cut Adoption Red Tape

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(Photo courtesy of Senator Mike Enzi's office)
(Photo courtesy of Senator Mike Enzi's office)

The United States Senate recently passed legislation that would help parents of internationally adopted children correct errors on their child’s birth certificate. U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, joined 11 other senators in cosponsoring the Accuracy for Adoptees Act. The bill would require the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to recognize state court orders that amend a child’s birth date.

The Wyoming senators’ offices have been working closely with the Michael and Stacy Sweeney family of Sheridan to help them resolve issues with four of their children’s Ethiopian birth certificates.The Sweeney’s asked the senators to help and they joined their colleagues introducing the Accuracy for Adoptees Act. The House is expected to consider the bill in early 2014.

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