A friend of mine just arrived in the USA. Her family (husband and three kids) won Green Card thru the Green Card Lottery.
Her mother-in-low is residing in the USA. She is a naturalized citizen for a few years now.
Here is the question:
Is it possible for the mother-in-low to adopt the three kids, so that they can gain citizenship earlier than the 5 years
- the kids were born out of the USA, their adge is 3, 8 and 13 y/o
- no one of the kid's parents is a USA citizen (just Green Card holder)
- the grandmother of the kids is not USA born citizen
Is it true that an american citizen has to live together with the kids for three years prior to file for adoption?
Thank you for taking your time to look at my topic.
Thanks to everyone, who can help with advise or a link to an official website for information pertaining this case.
Edited by Romabell, 16 October 2012 - 12:02 PM.