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Federal Legislation

S. 1614, the Accuracy for Adoptees Act was signed into law by President Obama January 16, 2014. 
It added the following language to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA): 

(c) A Certificate of Citizenship or other Federal document issued or requested to be amended under this section shallreflect the child's name and date of birth as indicated on a State court order, birth certificate, certificate of foreign birth, certificate of birthabroad, or similar State vital records document issued by the child's State of residence in the United States after the child has been adoptedor readopted in that State.
Child Citizenship Act of 2000. Amended the Immigration and Nationality 
Act (INA) to permit foreign-born children — including adopted children — to acquire citizenship automatically if they meet certain requirements. 
Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.  Sections 1917 and 1951 provide for access to tribal history by adoptees of at least 25%
Native American ancestry.  
Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000.  Provides for the implementation by the United States of the
Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption