A bill championed by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota allowing American parents to adopt foreign sibling has been signed into law.
â€œParents from Minnesota and across the nation donâ€™t have to worry any more about splitting up families when adopting internationally,â€ Klobuchar said. â€œThey also donâ€™t have to risk exposing their adoptive children to unsafe immunizations in foreign countries. A childâ€™s health and family stability are critical to ensuring successful adoptions, and this new law will allow families to keep their adopted children together, healthy and safe.â€Â
Existing law make children 16 and older ineligible for international adoption, which can split up brothers and sisters.
Minnesota leads the country in international adoption rates.