Exempted Provider [Adoption] Law and Legal Definition
An exempted provider in an intercountry adoption refers to a social work professionals or an organization that perform home studies on prospective adoptive parents.
An exempted provider can conduct child background studies in the U.S. in connection with a convention adoption, but that is not currently providing and has not previously provided any other adoption service in the case. Usually, an exempted provider is not required to be accredited, approved, or supervised by an accredited agency or approved person. However, the studies of an exempted provider can be subsequently approved.
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- Abandonment [Intercountry Adoption]
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- Accredited Body [Adoption]
- Accrediting Entity [Adoption]
- Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS)
- Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA)
- Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980
- Adoption Disruption