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Is it possible to bring my 15yr old nephew to the US?

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We would love to help our oldest nephew have a break from life in Managua, Nicaragua. My husband (his paternal uncle) asked how I felt about adopting him so that we could bring him over but to my knowledge that's a very delicate topic in Nicaragua and doesn't seem possible since he still lives with his Mom and younger siblings. He's an ok student but I doubt he'd qualify for a scholarship of some sort. Do we have any options for bringing him over here? I might add that his maternal grandpa just tried to attack the boy with a machete for stealing a few bucks and some clothes from him a few days ago. We told him to not return to his extended family's home a few doors down and to keep his distance and he agreed. We don't know the the paternal grandpa or his character but it sounds like hopefully the attempted assault was just in the heat of the moment but there's no way to know for sure. Anything we can do to get him here? Thanks❤️

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In addition, to qualify for immigration benefits, an adoption must be complete before the child turns 16.  If it were possible for all other reasons (which it doesn't since there is still a biological parent, etc,), there is no way you could finalize an adoption that meets US immigration requirements before he is 16.

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Tourist visa. Student visa. Those are not immigration visas though and he'll need to proof his ties to the country. Plus student visa would require showing proof of finances for study - which is anywhere from 10,000$ to 50,000$. 

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21 hours ago, Roel said:

Tourist visa. Student visa. Those are not immigration visas though and he'll need to proof his ties to the country. Plus student visa would require showing proof of finances for study - which is anywhere from 10,000$ to 50,000$. 

Highly unlikely, given the family information provided.  Can you perhaps use the money you would spend for this child in the US to find a better living situation for him there?

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