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        S.3331

                      One Hundred Twelfth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America


                          AT THE SECOND SESSION

          Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,
            the third day of January, two thousand and twelve


                                 An Act


 
To provide for universal intercountry adoption accreditation standards, 
                         and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
    This Act may be cited as the ``Intercountry Adoption Universal 
Accreditation Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. UNIVERSAL ACCREDITATION REQUIREMENTS.
    (a) In General.--The provisions of title II and section 404 of the 
Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 14901 et seq.), and 
related implementing regulations, shall apply to any person offering or 
providing adoption services in connection with a child described in 
section 101(b)(1)(F) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
1101(b)(1)(F)), to the same extent as they apply to the offering or 
provision of adoption services in connection with a Convention 
adoption. The Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, 
the Attorney General (with respect to section 404(b) of the 
Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 14944)), and the 
accrediting entities shall have the duties, responsibilities, and 
authorities under title II and title IV of the Intercountry Adoption 
Act of 2000 and related implementing regulations with respect to a 
person offering or providing such adoption services, irrespective of 
whether such services are offered or provided in connection with a 
Convention adoption.
    (b) Effective Date.--The provisions of this section shall take 
effect 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act.
    (c) Transition Rule.--This Act shall not apply to a person offering 
or providing adoption services as described in subsection (a) in the 
case of a prospective adoption in which--
        (1) an application for advance processing of an orphan petition 
    or petition to classify an orphan as an immediate relative for a 
    child is filed before the date that is 180 days after the date of 
    the enactment of this Act; or
        (2) the prospective adoptive parents of a child have initiated 
    the adoption process with the filing of an appropriate application 
    in a foreign country sufficient such that the Secretary of State is 
    satisfied before the date that is 180 days after the date of the 
    enactment of this Act.
SEC. 3. AVAILABILITY OF COLLECTED FEES FOR ACCREDITING ENTITIES.
    (a) Section 403 of the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 
14943) is amended by striking subsection (c).
    (b) Report Requirement.--Section 202(b) of the Intercountry 
Adoption Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 14922(b)) is amended by adding at the 
end the following:
        ``(5) Report on use of federal funding.--Not later than 90 days 
    after an accrediting entity receives Federal funding authorized by 
    section 403, the entity shall submit a report to the Committee on 
    Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign 
    Affairs of the House of Representatives that describes--
            ``(A) the amount of such funding the entity received; and
            ``(B) how such funding was, or will be, used by the 
        entity.''.
SEC. 4. DEFINITIONS.
    In this Act, the terms ``accrediting entity'', ``adoption 
service'', ``Convention adoption'', and ``person'' have the meanings 
given those terms in section 3 of the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 
(42 U.S.C. 14902).

                               Speaker of the House of Representatives.

                            Vice President of the United States and    
                                               President of the Senate.