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The Intercountry Adoption Reform Act
(ICARE Act): A bill to establish an Office of Intercountry Adoptions within the
Department of State, and to reform United States laws governing intercountry
adoptions; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Sponsored by Senators
Nickles, Landrieu, Craig, Bingaman, Inhofe and Smith. Read the text of the
bill (number S.1934)
Introduced November 12, 2003.
Update July 2004: The ICARE Act is currently in committees in both
the House and the Senate. As of 07/26/2004, there are 12
co-sponsors in the Senate and 16
co-sponsors in the House.
Update December 2004: The ICARE Act is reintroduced in the Senate
as bill S.3031
by Senator Nickles, co-sponsored by Senators Craig, Landrieu and
For more information, see www.PassICARE.com
The Natural Born Citizen Act: (February 25,
bill to define the term "natural born Citizen" as used in the Constitution of
the United States to establish eligibility for the Office of President.
Sponsored by Senator Nickles (OK), co-sponsored by Senator Inhofe (OK) and
Senator Landrieu (LA). Clarifies that the term “natural born Citizen,”
as used in Article II of the United States Constitution, includes persons born
outside the United States who are adopted by 18 years of age by a US citizen
parent or parents who are otherwise eligible to transmit citizenship to a
biological child pursuant to an act of Congress. Referred to the Senate
Judiciary Committee on February 25, 2004.