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Free Webinar | Citizenship & Adoption: Completing All the Steps

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

A picture of a Certificate of Citizenship over American flags sitting on an adoptee's table.

ONLINE | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT

Speaker: Susan Walker, MSW, LISW, Director of Post Adoption & Education

CH/LSS regularly gets inquiries from adoptees and parents of adopted minors about their status as a U.S. citizen and how to obtain proof of citizenship. Often the question comes up at the most inconvenient time such as when applying for a passport, driver’s license or college financial aid (FAFSA), accepting a job offer or shipping out for active military service. The panic sets in when you are asked for “proof of citizenship.” It can be scary when a birth certificate, court decree, or even a passport are not sufficient forms of proof. When The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 was implemented, many parents adopting internationally mistakenly thought all adoptees were afforded automatic citizenship with little or no further action needed. In truth, the steps needed upon their return home depend on the country laws, type of visa, adoptee’s birth year and other factors. This webinar will help untangle the questions around who is covered by The Child Citizenship Act, the distinction between being a citizen and having proof of citizenship, and why it matters.

This webinar is useful for prospective adoptive families, adoptive families and adoption professionals.

Certificates of attendance and CEUs will be made available to attendees. This webinar will be recorded. A link to the recording will be sent to all individuals who register for the live event within 24 hours of the webinar completion. The recording will also be posted on chlss.org/webinars.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Children’s Home & LSS Staff
651.646.7771 | 800.952.9302