When my little brother was born my family decided to adopt him as he came from a very low income family. His birth parents agreed to give us legal guardianship which we were fine with as we just wanted to help this kid and make him part of our family.
a couple of years ago my parents divorced, my mom married an USC and became a LPR. My dad stayed in the Dominican Republic.
My little brother is currently visiting my mom in Puerto Rico and her lawyer sugested she should take advantage of his location and file for AOS, specially because he will be turning 16 very soon, so she submitted the paperwork through the lawyer. My dad has no issues with him living with his mother. Birth parents have been out of his life for over 12 years. He has lived with us his entire life.
I dont really fully trust lawyers so I wanted to ask here as none of you benefits from my mom filling or not. (Just the lawyer)
My questions are:
Can she file for AOS based on adoptive child even though he is not really adopted? We have legal guardianship paperwork only.
And is adopting him after she filed for AOS would be beneficial or harmful?
Any info regarding this matter would ease my mind.. thanks! Ive been googling but I ve had no straight answer.