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Can anyone provide information or direction to information regarding adopting a younger sibling (age 10) in the Philippines. I’m currently in USA. I entered under k1 and have started the AOS process. Thank you all for any information. 


K1 Process 192 Days (From Mailing to POE) ^_^

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08-17-2018 10:46 Am Mailed I-129F to Dallas, TX

08-20-2018 3:56 Pm Delivered to Dallas, TX

08-23-2018 06:24 Am USCIS Charge $535 to card

08-23-2018 05:48 Pm USCIS Text with Receipt #

08-23-2018 08:51 Pm USCIS Email with Receipt # and transfer to California Service Center

08-27-2018 Received NOA1 Hard Copy

09-12-2018 USCIS Email stating they are still reviewing my case and last took action on 29 August 2018. 

11-21-2018 CFO Interview- Passed. Received certificate and Receipt.

01-11-2019 Approved I129F. Received Text and Email. 

01-14-2019 NOA2 Hard Copy received- Stated Received date as 20Aug18, and NOA2 date as 10Jan19.

01-14-2019 DS-160 Submitted

01-25-2019 NVC Case Number received by phone.

01-28-2019 Paid Visa Fee at BPI

01-29-2019 Scheduled Interview for 02-14-2019

02-05-2019 Case "In Transit" from NVC to USEM Philippines

02-07-2019 “Case Ready” on NVC website

02-08-2019 Received NVC Letter through email

02-12-2019 Completed Medical

02-14-2019 Interview Passed

02-15-2019 Case Immigrant "Administrative Processing"

02-22-2019 Case Updated, still Immigrant "Administrative Processing"

02-25-2019 Case Updated “Nonimmigrant Administrative Processing”

02-27-2019 Visa Issued

03-04-2019 Visa On Hand

03-06-2019 CFO Sticker received

03-07-2019 POE Atlanta 

 

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AOS Process

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03-12-2019 Apply for SSN

03-14-2019 Married

05-03-2019 Mailed AOS (I485, I765, I131)

05-07-2019 Packet arrived to USCIS

 

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2 minutes ago, Mrs.Herrera said:

Is your parents dead? If not, then you can't. You cannot legally adopt someone when the parents are still alive

One parent is deceased. I’ve seen it done before where a child was adopted when only one parent was deceased... but from an unrelated couple. I’d assume it would be easier for a sibling to adopt than anyone else


K1 Process 192 Days (From Mailing to POE) ^_^

Spoiler

08-17-2018 10:46 Am Mailed I-129F to Dallas, TX

08-20-2018 3:56 Pm Delivered to Dallas, TX

08-23-2018 06:24 Am USCIS Charge $535 to card

08-23-2018 05:48 Pm USCIS Text with Receipt #

08-23-2018 08:51 Pm USCIS Email with Receipt # and transfer to California Service Center

08-27-2018 Received NOA1 Hard Copy

09-12-2018 USCIS Email stating they are still reviewing my case and last took action on 29 August 2018. 

11-21-2018 CFO Interview- Passed. Received certificate and Receipt.

01-11-2019 Approved I129F. Received Text and Email. 

01-14-2019 NOA2 Hard Copy received- Stated Received date as 20Aug18, and NOA2 date as 10Jan19.

01-14-2019 DS-160 Submitted

01-25-2019 NVC Case Number received by phone.

01-28-2019 Paid Visa Fee at BPI

01-29-2019 Scheduled Interview for 02-14-2019

02-05-2019 Case "In Transit" from NVC to USEM Philippines

02-07-2019 “Case Ready” on NVC website

02-08-2019 Received NVC Letter through email

02-12-2019 Completed Medical

02-14-2019 Interview Passed

02-15-2019 Case Immigrant "Administrative Processing"

02-22-2019 Case Updated, still Immigrant "Administrative Processing"

02-25-2019 Case Updated “Nonimmigrant Administrative Processing”

02-27-2019 Visa Issued

03-04-2019 Visa On Hand

03-06-2019 CFO Sticker received

03-07-2019 POE Atlanta 

 

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AOS Process

Spoiler

03-12-2019 Apply for SSN

03-14-2019 Married

05-03-2019 Mailed AOS (I485, I765, I131)

05-07-2019 Packet arrived to USCIS

 

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1 minute ago, BB Family said:

One parent is deceased. I’ve seen it done before where a child was adopted when only one parent was deceased... but from an unrelated couple. I’d assume it would be easier for a sibling to adopt than anyone else

Adopting is one thing. Adopting for the purpose of immigration is a whole other matter. Many try this route of “adopting” siblings to bypass the very long wait times for F-4 category visas. If it worked, we’d have let you know. 


 

 

 

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Great. Most of your answers felt more like angry 😤 responses as if you were told no before or offended I’m interested in trying to provide my sibling a better life. Thanks for the domestic adoption poster info. I’ll keep researching and provide better information if and when we decide to pursue adoption. I understand the “30” year wait and am by no means trying to bypass anything. I’ve seen a girl as old as 15 adopted and brought here when only one parent was alive. So was asking more for experienced individuals to point me in the right direction not opinionated individuals to shoot down the idea of adopting a sibling. Anyway thanks. 


K1 Process 192 Days (From Mailing to POE) ^_^

Spoiler

08-17-2018 10:46 Am Mailed I-129F to Dallas, TX

08-20-2018 3:56 Pm Delivered to Dallas, TX

08-23-2018 06:24 Am USCIS Charge $535 to card

08-23-2018 05:48 Pm USCIS Text with Receipt #

08-23-2018 08:51 Pm USCIS Email with Receipt # and transfer to California Service Center

08-27-2018 Received NOA1 Hard Copy

09-12-2018 USCIS Email stating they are still reviewing my case and last took action on 29 August 2018. 

11-21-2018 CFO Interview- Passed. Received certificate and Receipt.

01-11-2019 Approved I129F. Received Text and Email. 

01-14-2019 NOA2 Hard Copy received- Stated Received date as 20Aug18, and NOA2 date as 10Jan19.

01-14-2019 DS-160 Submitted

01-25-2019 NVC Case Number received by phone.

01-28-2019 Paid Visa Fee at BPI

01-29-2019 Scheduled Interview for 02-14-2019

02-05-2019 Case "In Transit" from NVC to USEM Philippines

02-07-2019 “Case Ready” on NVC website

02-08-2019 Received NVC Letter through email

02-12-2019 Completed Medical

02-14-2019 Interview Passed

02-15-2019 Case Immigrant "Administrative Processing"

02-22-2019 Case Updated, still Immigrant "Administrative Processing"

02-25-2019 Case Updated “Nonimmigrant Administrative Processing”

02-27-2019 Visa Issued

03-04-2019 Visa On Hand

03-06-2019 CFO Sticker received

03-07-2019 POE Atlanta 

 

event.png

 

AOS Process

Spoiler

03-12-2019 Apply for SSN

03-14-2019 Married

05-03-2019 Mailed AOS (I485, I765, I131)

05-07-2019 Packet arrived to USCIS

 

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22 minutes ago, BB Family said:

Great. Most of your answers felt more like angry 😤 responses as if you were told no before or offended I’m interested in trying to provide my sibling a better life. Thanks for the domestic adoption poster info. I’ll keep researching and provide better information if and when we decide to pursue adoption. I understand the “30” year wait and am by no means trying to bypass anything. I’ve seen a girl as old as 15 adopted and brought here when only one parent was alive. So was asking more for experienced individuals to point me in the right direction not opinionated individuals to shoot down the idea of adopting a sibling. Anyway thanks. 

For immigration,  there are very strict criteria for eligibility which may be very difficult for you to meet now that you are in the USA and the potential adoptee is not.  It is something like the child needs to be a member of your immediate household for a minimum period of time.  2 years maybe?


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48 minutes ago, BB Family said:

Great. Most of your answers felt more like angry 😤 responses as if you were told no before or offended I’m interested in trying to provide my sibling a better life. Thanks for the domestic adoption poster info. I’ll keep researching and provide better information if and when we decide to pursue adoption. I understand the “30” year wait and am by no means trying to bypass anything. I’ve seen a girl as old as 15 adopted and brought here when only one parent was alive. So was asking more for experienced individuals to point me in the right direction not opinionated individuals to shoot down the idea of adopting a sibling. Anyway thanks. 

Nobody is downing the idea of adopting your sibling. In fact, there was not one person that has responded so far with anger.

 They are only posting truth based on immigration laws regarding adoption. Nobody insulted you, nor responded in a negative tone so I don't know where you got the anger from.

 

The problem is that we see this question so often and we have yet to see it be successful. It is unfortunate the situation your sibling is in but there are extremely strict rules when it comes to adopting. And the truth of it is that it is really hard to pull off. The rules of adoption for immigration requires that the child either be an orphan or the parents are deemed too unfit to care for it. Then the adopting person (which would be you) would have to live with the child for 2 years in the child's country. Also, the child has to be under the age of 16 to be adopted for immigration. There are a lot of requirements for adopting and it is just not common because it is not easily done for immigration.

 

We have even had members that adopted but had trouble immigrating the child. They ended up taking care of the child by paying for the child's school and sending money. If you search the forum you will find many post on the subject.

 

I hope this helps you understand.

 

 

 


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8 hours ago, BB Family said:

Can anyone provide information or direction to information regarding adopting a younger sibling (age 10) in the Philippines. I’m currently in USA. I entered under k1 and have started the AOS process. Thank you all for any information. 

Start by searching DSWD for info, or contact an attorney in the Philippines.   

 

https://www.dswd.gov.ph/

 

https://deborjalaw.com/philippine-domestic-adoption/

 

Now with that said, the rules,regulations and requirements by the embassy could make immigration a difficult or next to impossible process.

 

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

 

 

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On 5/8/2019 at 6:06 PM, BB Family said:

Great. Most of your answers felt more like angry 😤 responses as if you were told no before or offended I’m interested in trying to provide my sibling a better life. Thanks for the domestic adoption poster info. I’ll keep researching and provide better information if and when we decide to pursue adoption. I understand the “30” year wait and am by no means trying to bypass anything. I’ve seen a girl as old as 15 adopted and brought here when only one parent was alive. So was asking more for experienced individuals to point me in the right direction not opinionated individuals to shoot down the idea of adopting a sibling. Anyway thanks. 

No one is shooting down your idea, people are merely telling you the reality of your plans.

 

I posted a similar question last month I think. I understand It’s disheartening to hear “it’s impossible” and “accusations” from people who reply, especially when you are genuinely trying to give someone a better life. But the VJ responses I got, same as what you’ve received here, offered the reality of our adoption plans. Ignore the “accusations” don’t take it personally, they’re just explaining the process and how the US will look at our case. 

 

Here’s a link to my post. I don’t know if same rules apply to your sibling, but go through it. It gave me plenty of answers. Good luck!

 

 

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