Rules on the hague and the intercountry adoption act: Public comments and the state's responsiveness


We investigated comments made during the public commentary phase of rule making for the Proposed Rules for the Implementation of The Hague Convention and Intercountry Adoption Act and found that commenters were most concerned with issues of risk and liability and a number of commenters expressed serious concerns regarding the impact the rules would ultimately have on intercountry adoption practice. We also examined the impact these public comments had upon the final policy, and logistic regression revealed that the Department of State was largely responsive to public commentary as reflected in the Final Rules. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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Journal of Policy Practice