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Hey guys so I have a 9 year old brother he just turns 9 today he doesn’t have a mother nor father they passed away and I’m planning to get him here in the states. Anyone know what I can do to get him here? I’ve heard about adopting him but idk how to do that or what paper work I would get done for filing. His my biological brother and I jus migrated to the states 5 months ago. Please need help.

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Who is taking care of him in his country?

 

Yes, adoption is an option since his biological parents are deceased. You should look into the adoption process first before immigration. Maybe contact some adoption agencies or lawyers. Be aware that this will not be a quick process and can take years. And even after that, you will have to deal with immigrating him which can also take months to over a year.

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First,  bed sure to work with the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) as they are the only acency approved to take you though the adoption process.  The child must be able to be classified as an orphan and you must be a resident of the child's country.  Once final adoption is granted.. standard immigration processing would follow based on the (now) parent's legal status. 

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Looks like you have just arrived? Will be sometime before you can sponsor a sibling, you need to a USC.

 

Adoption that will depend on local laws, adoption as a route to immigration is a completely different and complicated situation and certainly most of the cases we see here it would not be a practical route.


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On 3/19/2019 at 9:20 AM, Unlockable said:

Who is taking care of him in his country?

 

Yes, adoption is an option since his biological parents are deceased. You should look into the adoption process first before immigration. Maybe contact some adoption agencies or lawyers. Be aware that this will not be a quick process and can take years. And even after that, you will have to deal with immigrating him which can also take months to over a year.

Thank u. His aunt is taking care of him in Jamaica. So the hold process could probably take more than 3 years u think?

On 3/19/2019 at 9:33 AM, RICARDO4EVA2 said:

First,  bed sure to work with the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) as they are the only acency approved to take you though the adoption process.  The child must be able to be classified as an orphan and you must be a resident of the child's country.  Once final adoption is granted.. standard immigration processing would follow based on the (now) parent's legal status. 

Thank u

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More like 20 years to sponsor a sibling, difficult to know.


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28 minutes ago, crissyfisher said:

Thank u. His aunt is taking care of him in Jamaica. So the hold process could probably take more than 3 years u think?

 

 

If you apply for him as a sibling, it will take over 15 years.

If you adopt him, I don't know how long the adoption process will take. This is something that is separate than immigration. Which is why I advised to reach out to an agency or attorney that specializes in adoptions. But adoption does not guarantee immigration benefits. Meaning you could adopt him in Jamaica, yet he may not be able to immigrate here afterwards.


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Not sure OP is a USC?


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Thread's in the PR forum

 

Adopt first, immigrate maybe later


I-751 journey

 

10/16/2017.......... ROC package mailed

10/18/2017.......... I-751 package received VSC

10/19/2017.......... I-797 NOA date

10/30/2017.......... Notice received in mail

10/30/2017.......... Check cashed

11/02/2017.......... Conditional GC expired

11/22/2017.......... Biometrics completed

  xx/xx/xxxx.......... waiting waiting waiting

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As a starting point, as an LPR, you must have a full and final legal adoption plus meet custody and residency requirements before the child can immigrate.  To meet those requirements, you will to have had legal (from a court or governmental agency) and physical custody of him for two years while he was a minor.  And, all must be complete before he is 16.

 

And all that assumes USCIS will accept that the adoption is not just a scam to get around other US immigration requirements.  Not going to be a fast process.

 

 

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