Klobuchar International Adoption Bill Signed

A bill championed by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota allowing American parents to adopt foreign sibling has been signed into law.

“Parents from Minnesota and across the nation don’t have to worry any more about splitting up families when adopting internationally,” Klobuchar said. “They also don’t have to risk exposing their adoptive children to unsafe immunizations in foreign countries. A child’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.” 

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.