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My Husband and I are in Nicaragua now and we decided during this trip that we want to adopt our Niece. This is something we have been thinking about and the connection with her is wonderful. Her parents want this too. Nicaragua has an open policy and I know of people that have adopted children from living parents with waved consent. I'm just starting my research and I'm looking at the I-600 form and the steps required. I'm reaching out to see if any one knows of good adoption sites with information or if anyone has had experience with this process. Not sure if I should file the 600 or 600a form to get the process started. Thank you in advance for any feed back.


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I-129F Sent : 2008-10-10

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-10-15

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-03-01

Visa Received : 2009-03-20

US Entry : 2009-03-26

Marriage : 2009-05-23

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed : 2009-06-04

NOA Date : 2009-06-11

Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-23 (original date July 10th)

AOS Transfer: 2009-07-02

Touch: 2009-07-03

Touch: 2009-07-06

Touch: 2009-07-07

Touch: 2009-07-08

Touch: 2009-07-10 with email regarding pending status.

Touch: 2009-07-20

Touch: 2009-07-21

AP and EAD Approved: 2009-08-03

AP Touch: 2009-08-04

AP Touch: 2009-08-05

EAD second email and Touch 2009-08-06

EAD Touch: 2009-08-07

AOS Approved: 2009-08-10

ROC: petition filed 5-18-11

NOA1 received 5-27-11

Biometrics 7-11-11

Decision Date 1-9-12

Approval letter 1-12-12

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Important Notice: The adoption process in Nicaragua is lengthy and fraught with delays and uncertainty. The entire adoption process - when successful - can take two to three years, with twelve to eighteen months of that processing requiring the adoptive parent's physical presence in Nicaragua.

http://adoption.state.gov/country_information/country_specific_info.php?country-select=nicaragua Click the Hague Convention Button. They don't go by the Hauge rules but all the info is under that section.

Also USCIS adoption information is found here. http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=f5a0741b78c73210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=f5a0741b78c73210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Important Notice: The adoption process in Nicaragua is lengthy and fraught with delays and uncertainty. The entire adoption process - when successful - can take two to three years, with twelve to eighteen months of that processing requiring the adoptive parent's physical presence in Nicaragua.

http://adoption.state.gov/country_information/country_specific_info.php?country-select=nicaragua Click the Hague Convention Button. They don't go by the Hauge rules but all the info is under that section.

Also USCIS adoption information is found here. http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=f5a0741b78c73210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=f5a0741b78c73210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD

Thank you for the links. They look great! I'm going to talk to a women I know that adopted from Nicaragua the way that we are planning to. Since my Husband is a relative of the child we want to adopt and he is from Nicaragua....I hope this helps us. Do we have be in Nicaragua during the process? I have lived in Nicaragua for 3-6 months at a time but never for a year or more. Do you think I should go ahead and file the I-600?.....I'll look at your links for information on this. Thank you again.


K-1

I-129F Sent : 2008-10-10

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-10-15

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-03-01

Visa Received : 2009-03-20

US Entry : 2009-03-26

Marriage : 2009-05-23

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed : 2009-06-04

NOA Date : 2009-06-11

Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-23 (original date July 10th)

AOS Transfer: 2009-07-02

Touch: 2009-07-03

Touch: 2009-07-06

Touch: 2009-07-07

Touch: 2009-07-08

Touch: 2009-07-10 with email regarding pending status.

Touch: 2009-07-20

Touch: 2009-07-21

AP and EAD Approved: 2009-08-03

AP Touch: 2009-08-04

AP Touch: 2009-08-05

EAD second email and Touch 2009-08-06

EAD Touch: 2009-08-07

AOS Approved: 2009-08-10

ROC: petition filed 5-18-11

NOA1 received 5-27-11

Biometrics 7-11-11

Decision Date 1-9-12

Approval letter 1-12-12

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I am in the same situation. I want to adopt my nieces from colombia.

so their mom doesnt have to struggle as much anymore and i also dont know where to start

with that being said,i personally am seeing our immigratation lawyer for advice and steps.

I will update you on what i find out.

good luck


AOS JOURNEY

02/24/2012---MAILED I-485,I-130,I-765, TO CHICAGO LOCKBOX
03/05/2012---CHECKS CASHED BY USCIS
03/08/2012---I-765 WAS TOUCHED
03/17/2012--RECIEVED RECIEPT NOTICE FOR I-485,I-130,I-765
03/23/2012---RECIEVED BIOMET
RICS APPOINTMENT
04/05/2012--I-485 RFE MAILED
04/07/2012--I-485 RFE RECIEVED
04/10/2012---RFE REPLY WAS SENT TO USCIS FOR I-485
04/10/2012---WENT TO BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT IN ELIZABETH NJ(NOW THE NEWARK OFFICE)

04/18/2012---RFE RECIEVD BY USCIS
05/21/2012--- EAD APPROVED CARD PRODUCTION EMAIL RECEIVED
05/24/2012--- SECOND EAD PRODUCTION EMAIL
06/26/2012-- AOS INTERVIEW!!!!!!!!!
06/28/2012----APPROVED/CARD PRODUCTION EMAIL
07/07/2012-----10 YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVES

N-400 NATURALIZTION

03/21/2016--- MAILED/FILED N-400

03/24/2016 ---- PACKAGED DELIVERED

03/28/2016---- NOA RECIEPT NOTICE RECIEVED

04/08/2016--- BIOMETRIC SCHEDULED

04/22/2016-- BIOMETRIC DONE

06/20/2016--- INTERVIEW SCHEDULES

07/29/2016--- INTERVIEW/OATH

07/30/2016--- REGISTERED TO VOTE/PASSPORT

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REPLACEMENT I-94 JOURNEY
01/20/2012--I-102 MAILED
01/27/2012--USCIS RECIEVED PETITION
02/02/2012--RECIEPT NOTICED RECIEVED
03/05/2012--RFE MAILED
03/10/2012--RFE RECIEVDD
04/05/2012---RFE REPLIED TO
04/17/2012--USCIS RECIVED IT AND IS UNDER REVIEW
07/11/2012-- STILL IS UNDER REVIEW HAHA

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Thank you for the links. They look great! I'm going to talk to a women I know that adopted from Nicaragua the way that we are planning to. Since my Husband is a relative of the child we want to adopt and he is from Nicaragua....I hope this helps us. Do we have be in Nicaragua during the process? I have lived in Nicaragua for 3-6 months at a time but never for a year or more. Do you think I should go ahead and file the I-600?.....I'll look at your links for information on this. Thank you again.

N-600 is for children living in the USA. Not the correct form for you guys.

You need to wait for the adoption to be final before filing anything for US immigration.

You would look at the N-600K for a child outside of the USA who is fully adopted.

Nicaragua requires the parents to stay in the country with the child for a certain amount of time during the adoption and all this. You should read up on their rules, if they aren't followed then the adoption wont be granted. No N-600K until the child is fully adopted and the final adoption papers are in your hands.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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N-600 is for children living in the USA. Not the correct form for you guys.

You need to wait for the adoption to be final before filing anything for US immigration.

You would look at the N-600K for a child outside of the USA who is fully adopted.

Nicaragua requires the parents to stay in the country with the child for a certain amount of time during the adoption and all this. You should read up on their rules, if they aren't followed then the adoption wont be granted. No N-600K until the child is fully adopted and the final adoption papers are in your hands.

I see. I was looking at the I-600 is that different from the N-600. I read some where a I-600 from the US was helpful.

I am in the same situation. I want to adopt my nieces from colombia.

so their mom doesnt have to struggle as much anymore and i also dont know where to start

with that being said,i personally am seeing our immigratation lawyer for advice and steps.

I will update you on what i find out.

good luck

Yes let's stay in touch. Good Luck. I'm going to wait on the lawyer thing till I know more. I'm pretty good with paperwork...I did our K-1 with no problem.

I am in the same situation. I want to adopt my nieces from colombia.

so their mom doesnt have to struggle as much anymore and i also dont know where to start

with that being said,i personally am seeing our immigratation lawyer for advice and steps.

I will update you on what i find out.

good luck

Yes let's stay in touch. Good Luck. I'm going to wait on the lawyer thing till I know more. I'm pretty good with paperwork...I did our K-1 with no problem.


K-1

I-129F Sent : 2008-10-10

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-10-15

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-03-01

Visa Received : 2009-03-20

US Entry : 2009-03-26

Marriage : 2009-05-23

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed : 2009-06-04

NOA Date : 2009-06-11

Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-23 (original date July 10th)

AOS Transfer: 2009-07-02

Touch: 2009-07-03

Touch: 2009-07-06

Touch: 2009-07-07

Touch: 2009-07-08

Touch: 2009-07-10 with email regarding pending status.

Touch: 2009-07-20

Touch: 2009-07-21

AP and EAD Approved: 2009-08-03

AP Touch: 2009-08-04

AP Touch: 2009-08-05

EAD second email and Touch 2009-08-06

EAD Touch: 2009-08-07

AOS Approved: 2009-08-10

ROC: petition filed 5-18-11

NOA1 received 5-27-11

Biometrics 7-11-11

Decision Date 1-9-12

Approval letter 1-12-12

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I see. I was looking at the I-600 is that different from the N-600. I read some where a I-600 from the US was helpful.

The child is not an orphan how would you prove death of both parents if they are not dead?


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Yeah def. i think i can add you as a friend on here. I did my i-485 alone but looked for a lawyer because my husband has some legal issuses in 2008. anywho. long story short my lawyer and i are very cool. he doesnt charge me to ask questions. so i am gonna take advantage lol.


AOS JOURNEY

02/24/2012---MAILED I-485,I-130,I-765, TO CHICAGO LOCKBOX
03/05/2012---CHECKS CASHED BY USCIS
03/08/2012---I-765 WAS TOUCHED
03/17/2012--RECIEVED RECIEPT NOTICE FOR I-485,I-130,I-765
03/23/2012---RECIEVED BIOMET
RICS APPOINTMENT
04/05/2012--I-485 RFE MAILED
04/07/2012--I-485 RFE RECIEVED
04/10/2012---RFE REPLY WAS SENT TO USCIS FOR I-485
04/10/2012---WENT TO BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT IN ELIZABETH NJ(NOW THE NEWARK OFFICE)

04/18/2012---RFE RECIEVD BY USCIS
05/21/2012--- EAD APPROVED CARD PRODUCTION EMAIL RECEIVED
05/24/2012--- SECOND EAD PRODUCTION EMAIL
06/26/2012-- AOS INTERVIEW!!!!!!!!!
06/28/2012----APPROVED/CARD PRODUCTION EMAIL
07/07/2012-----10 YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVES

N-400 NATURALIZTION

03/21/2016--- MAILED/FILED N-400

03/24/2016 ---- PACKAGED DELIVERED

03/28/2016---- NOA RECIEPT NOTICE RECIEVED

04/08/2016--- BIOMETRIC SCHEDULED

04/22/2016-- BIOMETRIC DONE

06/20/2016--- INTERVIEW SCHEDULES

07/29/2016--- INTERVIEW/OATH

07/30/2016--- REGISTERED TO VOTE/PASSPORT

event.png

xweHm7.png
REPLACEMENT I-94 JOURNEY
01/20/2012--I-102 MAILED
01/27/2012--USCIS RECIEVED PETITION
02/02/2012--RECIEPT NOTICED RECIEVED
03/05/2012--RFE MAILED
03/10/2012--RFE RECIEVDD
04/05/2012---RFE REPLIED TO
04/17/2012--USCIS RECIVED IT AND IS UNDER REVIEW
07/11/2012-- STILL IS UNDER REVIEW HAHA

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The child is not an orphan how would you prove death of both parents if they are not dead?

In Nicaragua they can fill out a wavier giving up the child. I know of three children from the same family that have been adopted in the states this way. I'm in the process of contacting a women in California that adopted one of the children. My Brother-in-law and his wife want to do this so our Niece can join our family.


K-1

I-129F Sent : 2008-10-10

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-10-15

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-03-01

Visa Received : 2009-03-20

US Entry : 2009-03-26

Marriage : 2009-05-23

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed : 2009-06-04

NOA Date : 2009-06-11

Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-23 (original date July 10th)

AOS Transfer: 2009-07-02

Touch: 2009-07-03

Touch: 2009-07-06

Touch: 2009-07-07

Touch: 2009-07-08

Touch: 2009-07-10 with email regarding pending status.

Touch: 2009-07-20

Touch: 2009-07-21

AP and EAD Approved: 2009-08-03

AP Touch: 2009-08-04

AP Touch: 2009-08-05

EAD second email and Touch 2009-08-06

EAD Touch: 2009-08-07

AOS Approved: 2009-08-10

ROC: petition filed 5-18-11

NOA1 received 5-27-11

Biometrics 7-11-11

Decision Date 1-9-12

Approval letter 1-12-12

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how old is she if she is over 16 she can't come

She is 5.

Yeah def. i think i can add you as a friend on here. I did my i-485 alone but looked for a lawyer because my husband has some legal issuses in 2008. anywho. long story short my lawyer and i are very cool. he doesnt charge me to ask questions. so i am gonna take advantage lol.

Got it:)


K-1

I-129F Sent : 2008-10-10

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-10-15

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-03-01

Visa Received : 2009-03-20

US Entry : 2009-03-26

Marriage : 2009-05-23

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed : 2009-06-04

NOA Date : 2009-06-11

Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-23 (original date July 10th)

AOS Transfer: 2009-07-02

Touch: 2009-07-03

Touch: 2009-07-06

Touch: 2009-07-07

Touch: 2009-07-08

Touch: 2009-07-10 with email regarding pending status.

Touch: 2009-07-20

Touch: 2009-07-21

AP and EAD Approved: 2009-08-03

AP Touch: 2009-08-04

AP Touch: 2009-08-05

EAD second email and Touch 2009-08-06

EAD Touch: 2009-08-07

AOS Approved: 2009-08-10

ROC: petition filed 5-18-11

NOA1 received 5-27-11

Biometrics 7-11-11

Decision Date 1-9-12

Approval letter 1-12-12

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Adopting a niece is one thing. Being able to get her an immigration visa is another thing.

In order to get an immigration visa, one of two requirements must be met; 1) adopted child lived with adopted parents for two years where adopted parents had primary control of the adopted child, or 2) the child is classified as an orphan. If you can't meet one of this, then no immigration benefit.

No one can petition for a niece. People think they can get around this by adopting family members. US parents for immigration purposes, and the child still maintain relationships with their biological parents. Only reason for adoption was solely to bring niece to US. USCIS does not allow this.

Read this; http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/222076-adopting-niece-and-petitioning-her/

Read this; http://www.rreeves.com/publications_detail.php?newsId=158

Watch this; http://www.immigration-professor.com/tag/adopting-niece

Our sole reason is not only to get her in the states. On a personal note we may not be able to have our own children. We love her and want to have our own family...she already is and feels like family.

I feel bad when there are so many negative assumptions about motivations. Yet it's good to be informed so you can make your way through the process successfully. Thank you for all the information.


K-1

I-129F Sent : 2008-10-10

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-10-15

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-03-01

Visa Received : 2009-03-20

US Entry : 2009-03-26

Marriage : 2009-05-23

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed : 2009-06-04

NOA Date : 2009-06-11

Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-23 (original date July 10th)

AOS Transfer: 2009-07-02

Touch: 2009-07-03

Touch: 2009-07-06

Touch: 2009-07-07

Touch: 2009-07-08

Touch: 2009-07-10 with email regarding pending status.

Touch: 2009-07-20

Touch: 2009-07-21

AP and EAD Approved: 2009-08-03

AP Touch: 2009-08-04

AP Touch: 2009-08-05

EAD second email and Touch 2009-08-06

EAD Touch: 2009-08-07

AOS Approved: 2009-08-10

ROC: petition filed 5-18-11

NOA1 received 5-27-11

Biometrics 7-11-11

Decision Date 1-9-12

Approval letter 1-12-12

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Our sole reason is not only to get her in the states. On a personal note we may not be able to have our own children. We love her and want to have our own family...she already is and feels like family.

I feel bad when there are so many negative assumptions about motivations. Yet it's good to be informed so you can make your way through the process successfully. Thank you for all the information.

I made no negative assumptions about your motivations. I gave you the facts. You must meet one of the two requirements to get an immigration visa for your niece. If you cannot meet one of the requirements, then the immigration petition will be denied. Best of luck on your journey, I hope you meet one of the requirements.

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