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Hello everyone! I have a question, to those who adopted their relative, did you guys had problems bring the kids here to u.s?

I am adopting my 2 niece from the philippines. We've been supporting them since birth, i know we can prove that to the phil court, my worried is that if they can get visa from usem once the petition was approved. Thanks

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Unless they are orphans, you are very unlikely to get them an immigrant visa without living with them for 2 years after the adoption is final.


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Hello everyone! I have a question, to those who adopted their relative, did you guys had problems bring the kids here to u.s?

I am adopting my 2 niece from the philippines. We've been supporting them since birth, i know we can prove that to the phil court, my worried is that if they can get visa from usem once the petition was approved. Thanks

No obvious way to immigrate or do you want them to visit.


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Hello everyone! I have a question, to those who adopted their relative, did you guys had problems bring the kids here to u.s?

I am adopting my 2 niece from the philippines. We've been supporting them since birth, i know we can prove that to the phil court, my worried is that if they can get visa from usem once the petition was approved. Thanks

No problem adopting your nieces, what you are doing is not that uncommon in the Philippines.

http://www.dswd.gov.ph/programs/adoption-and-foster-care/

But the adoption process must be completed BEFORE do the visa process.

https://ph.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/adoption/


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No problem adopting your nieces, what you are doing is not that uncommon in the Philippines.

http://www.dswd.gov.ph/programs/adoption-and-foster-care/

But the adoption process must be completed BEFORE do the visa process.

https://ph.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/adoption/

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Unless they are orphans, you are very unlikely to get them an immigrant visa without living with them for 2 years after the adoption is final.

Would you provide a link to this 2 year requirement regarding Filipinos adopting in the Philippines

No obvious way to immigrate or do you want them to visit.

The adoptions available to Filipinos in the Philippines DO allow for just what you are saying is not possible.

Do not confuse Hague convention with local adoption.


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No problem adopting your nieces, what you are doing is not that uncommon in the Philippines.

http://www.dswd.gov.ph/programs/adoption-and-foster-care/

But the adoption process must be completed BEFORE do the visa process.

https://ph.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/adoption/

The adoption will not involve intercountry adoption, it will be purely done un philippine court. Thats why om worried that usem might not grant u.s visa because intercountry adoption is not involve.

Based on phil court,the 2yrs residency can be waived because we are in 4th degree blood related.

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I am no doubting they can be adopted, OP wants that to bring a US Immigration Benefit.

Has been discussed enough times on here, not exactly an uncommon request.


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The adoption will not involve intercountry adoption, it will be purely done un philippine court. Thats why om worried that usem might not grant u.s visa because intercountry adoption is not involve.

Based on phil court,the 2yrs residency can be waived because we are in 4th degree blood related.

Once you have completed the adoption in the Philippines there is no issue with the visa process.


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I am no doubting they can be adopted, OP wants that to bring a US Immigration Benefit.

Has been discussed enough times on here, not exactly an uncommon request.

Once the adoption is completed and PSA has issued the "new birth certificate" they are parents the same as anyone else.

Intercountry adoption is another critter.


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The adoption will not involve intercountry adoption, it will be purely done un philippine court. Thats why om worried that usem might not grant u.s visa because intercountry adoption is not involve.

Based on phil court,the 2yrs residency can be waived because we are in 4th degree blood related.

I found the information on the 2 year requirement:

https://ph.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/adoption/


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Would you provide a link to this 2 year requirement regarding Filipinos adopting in the Philippines

The adoptions available to Filipinos in the Philippines DO allow for just what you are saying is not possible.

Do not confuse Hague convention with local adoption.

2-year living with the child is not a requirement for the adoption. It's a requirement for getting the child an immigrant visa.

Once the adoption is completed and PSA has issued the "new birth certificate" they are parents the same as anyone else.

Intercountry adoption is another critter.

They cannot claim the child is their biological child, though. Different immigration rules apply to adopted children regardless of inter country or foreign domestic adoption.


Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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2-year living with the child is not a requirement for the adoption. It's a requirement for getting the child an immigrant visa.

They cannot claim the child is their biological child, though. Different immigration rules apply to adopted children regardless of inter country or foreign domestic adoption.

Yes, I had previously asked for a link to the 2 year requirement. I have since found it on my own.


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I found the information on the 2 year requirement:

https://ph.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/adoption/

From the above link:

"IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARENTS ABOUT DOMESTIC ADOPTIONS

U.S immigration law has clear and specific provisions regarding qualifications for immigration. If you are attempting to bring someone who is not your child by birth, the following conditions must be met before that child can be eligible for an immigrant visa:

The child must have been legally adopted before the age of 16 (or be the sibling of a child who was adopted by the same parents while under the age of 18). The adoption must be legal and final. Simply providing financially for the child does not satisfy the legal adoption requirement. To satisfy U.S. visa requirements, the child must have been legally adopted pursuant to a final decree issued by a court having jurisdiction over the matter.

In addition to the adoption decree, there are two additional requirements:

The adoptive parents must have had legal custody of the child for at least two years. Legal custody must be awarded by order of a court or recognized government entity. The start of legal custody begins the date the adoptive parents were granted legal custody of the child, or the date the adoption was finalized, which ever comes first. An informal custodial or guardianship document, such as a sworn affidavit signed before a notary public, is insufficient for this purpose.

The child must have physically resided with the adoptive parents for at least two years prior to immigration. During this time, the adoptive parents must exercise primary parental control. Evidence must be presented to establish that the child and the adoptive parents had a bona fide parent-child relationship during any periods they resided separately."


Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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