A bill that’d ease the legal hurdles for Iowans who adopt children overseas passed the House today. Representative Andra Atteberry of Manchester saysIowa is the only state in the nation that requires parents who’ve obtained a legal adoption overseas to again go through all the legal hoops here.Atteberry says a Clear Lake optometrist who’d adopted kids from Russia and Romania alerted her to the quote “silly Iowa law.” She says people don’t have to get remarried when the come to Iowa, so they shouldn’t have to go through the adoption process again.Atteberry says there are federal rules that govern international adoptions and that’s why every other state recognizes adoptions legalized in other countries.
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