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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Indonesia
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i am married an US citizen and green card holder. Now we are working on paper work for my kids (14 and 18 years old) for come to USA. How my husband (US citizen) to adopt my kids?

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Filed: IR-2 Country: Jamaica
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Yes your husband can file for your kids as his step children once you married him before your kids turned 18 (which appears to be the case here). You can get more information here: http://www.uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens/children/bringing-children-sons-and-daughters-live-united-states-permanent-residents

Good luck. :)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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i suggest its easier to adopt once they are in USA.

To get them in the USA, file 2 I-130s (the husband does this) this week or next, chasing CR-2 visa for the kids


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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Russia
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It's fairly easy. I suggest you wait 6 month after their arrival so you don't have to do a homestudy. They will need their birth certificates for sure and some papers proving that their biological father has no parental rights and/or does not object to the adoption. They also wanted my greencard, my husband's ID, our marriage certificate and some proof that the children live with the adoptive father.


Ara & Anya - Tucson, Arizona

IR-5 for my (Anya's) mother
00 Filed: 03/08/2013

536 POE: 08/26/2014

Father

00 I-130 mailed to Phoenix Lockbox: 05/28/2014

455 POE LAX: 09/03/2015

Brother (9 years old, A2A through LPR mother)

I-130

00 Filed: 09/12/2014

03 Petition accepted at California Service Center, NOA-1 mailed: 09/15/2014

07 NOA-1 received; Priority date is 09/15/2014: 09/19/2014

176 RFE received: 03/07/2015

238 RFE response mailed to CSC: 05/08/2015

242 RFE response received at CSC; Decision to be made before 07/11/2015: 05/12/2015

308 Approved; NOA-2 mailed: 07/17/2015

314 NOA-2 received; Case sent to NVC: 07/23/2015

371 Welcome Letter received; Choice of Agent form submitted: 09/18/2015

374 AoS fee paid: 09/21/2015

416 IV fee paid; IV application submitted: 11/02/2015

452 IV and AoS packets mailed: 12/08/2015

455 Documents received at NVC; Waiting for CC: 12/11/2015

502 Case Complete; Wating for IL: 01/27/2016

504 Interview scheduled for 03/11/2016: 01/29/2016

523 Medical exam: 02/17/2016 Passed

546 Interview: 03/11/2016 PASSED!

549 Visa issued: 03/14/2016

588 POE LAX: 04/22/2016

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