My wife came to the USA on a K-1 visa, we AOS'd, and are now waiting for her removal of conditions I-751 to be granted. We're about 4 months in, that's squared away and now we have a situation whereas I can't find a straight forward answer or guide
I have two stepchildren through the wife that are under 21 and came over to the US with her ex-husband to visit a few museums in NY. They entered from South Korea under the VWP. The ex-husband is a filmmaker and was dispatched to another country and since the children were here with the wife & I in the states, he essentially left them to us. They can't go back to their country because there is no guardian there.... the only choice we have is for them to become lawful permanent residents. As of today we are all living together.
I've looked into this and the only people that can AOS while being here under the VWP is immediate relatives (stepchildren). There is no step by step guide for this sort of situation and I don't know what to do exactly. I understand I will of course need to file a I-485, but what else? Can anyone give me a quick rundown of how I should execute this? They have about a month left before they overstay so I have to get this done ASAP. There's zero fraud intent here, believe me I wasn't mentally ready for this at all nor the wife but there are no options so we must make it work..
Also how would we go at getting them an SSN? With my wife we went to the social security office but I can't even remember what exactly let us do that. My brain's a little exhausted from this and work, sorry :/ We just need help