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About bdglen

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  • Birthday November 21
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  1. I looked at the link you provided and agree, the best route may be through direct relinquishment. More research is now necessary, Thank you.
  2. This is the root of the problem isn't it? My husband had physical custody for well over two years, but even today does not have legal custody. The baby was abandoned and was taken in and raised by my husband, his father and his aunts and uncles. My husband is from a poor family. They all live in small homes on the same rural property. So it truly is a case of "it takes a village". I don't see any clear cut way to bring the child to the US to be with the only "Father figure" he has ever known.
  3. The child is a 6 year old. He is the genetic/gestational son of my husbands cousin. My husband's cousin is a drug addict and she abandoned the child shortly after his birth, so for the past 6 years he has been living with my husband and/or my husbands family. When I met my husband he was already in the process of legally adopting the child in Colombia. The adoption process has not been finalized as of yet, but the anticipation is that it will be finalized sometime in May or June of this year.
  4. Understood, but I am not an adoptive parent and could not satisfy the rules even if I was an adoptive parent. My husband is the parent, thus the question about me being a stepparent. I was hoping for some clarification, advice or suggestions other than "see and Attorney". I know I can and might have to hire an Attorney, but I don't want that to be my FIRST step.
  5. I am in a difficult position and seek advice. I married my husband on a K1 visa and he is now living in the US with me. He arrived June 4, 2019 and we were married July 17, 2019. He is currently being processed for his AOS, EAD & AP with estimated approvals in mid March 2020. All of his USCIS applications indicated that he had NO children which was legally true. However, he was in the process of adopting a child who is the genetic child of one of his relatives, so there is a genetic familial relationship between them. The adoption has not been finalized yet, but should be soon. Here is my question: When the adoption is finalized and my husband becomes the legal parent of this child, is the child automatically my stepchild and eligible for an I-130 application? OR, do I have to adopt the child as well and submit an application based on adoption? I cannot find any guidance on a situation like mine. The rules address: Step-parent (step-mother or step-father) A copy of your step-child’s birth certificate issued by civil authorities A copy of your civil marriage certificate to your step-child’s genetic or legal gestational parent but my husband is NOT the genetic or gestational parent, he is the adoptive parent of a genetic family member. AND: Adoptive parent (adoptive mother or adoptive father) Copy of child’s original birth certificate Copy of the final adoption decree Evidence that you had 2 years of legal custody (this could have been awarded by a court prior to the final adoption decree) Evidence that you had 2 years of physical custody (this means time during which the child was living with you and you were exercising primary parental control) I have not adopted the child and could not satisfy the two year custody rule. So I am at a loss as to how to proceed. Advice would be greatly appreciated.
  6. Thanks, I feel pretty optimistic about his Uncle's tourist visas. they both have good long term jobs, own property and cars, so they have good evidence that they have compelling reasons to return to Colombia. I'm sending you positive thoughts that your interview will go smoothly and be approved.
  7. I am finally taking a breath. But only for a minute. Tonio graduates from the University on the 24th then he wants to travel to Chile for a few days to say good bye to his Aunt, and then to San Francisco his new home. Now we are beginning to work on Tourist visas for two of his uncles to travel to SF for the wedding. Crossing my fingers. Thanks again, you have been great help to me and Tonio during this stressful process. I hope I can pay it forward.
  8. I am beside myself with joy right now. Thank you so much for your kind words and gentle reassurance that it would all end well. I appreciate it more than you know.
  9. Issued U.S. Department of State NONIMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION Issued Application ID or Case Number: XXXXXXXX Case Created: 03-May-2019 Case Last Updated: 08-May-2019 Your visa is in final processing. If you have not received it in more than 10 working days, please see the webpage for contact information of the embassy or consulate where you submitted your application. For more information, please visit U.S. Embassy Bogota. Close
  10. Thank you, the waiting is really hard especially because we DID NOT get to walk away with the welcome to the USA paper. we got no paperwork. Nothing positive and nothing negative. So the only thing keeping me from completely freaking out is the fact that they kept his passport.
  11. Thank you. U.S. Department of State NONIMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION Administrative Processing Application ID or Case Number: xxxxxxxxxxx Case Created: 03-May-2019 Case Last Updated: 03-May-2019 Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing. This processing can take several weeks. Please follow any instructions provided by the Consular Officer at the time of your interview. If further information is needed, you will be contacted. If your visa application is approved, it will be processed and mailed/available within two business days. For more information, please visit U.S. Embassy Bogota. Close
  12. Thanks for the encouraging words. I'm less worried now, but still feel some trepidation because of what the CO told me. She said clearly.. "I have some administrative tasks to perform but I see no reason why I can't approve you by this afternoon." That was friday morning. As of today, CEAC still shows our application in AP. So either the CO was not completely truthful with me or they are questioning something they did not ask my fiance about. I have faith, but it's still a horrible feeling not having the knowledge as of yet that we have been approved. I watched as one person after another left the interview window with the small slip of paper saying APPROBADO. Alas, my love and I neither got that small slip of paper not the larger DENIED paper. It is stressful to be in limbo like this.
  13. U.S. Department of State NONIMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION Application Received Application ID or Case Number: XXXXXXXXXX Case Created: 03-May-2019 Case Last Updated: 03-May-2019 Your case is open and ready for your interview, fingerprints, and required documents. If you have already had your interview, please check your status after two business days. If no interview was required, please check back in two business days for the status of your application. For more information, please visit U.S. Embassy Bogota.
  14. Thank you I will definitely keep you updated. Right now my stress level is on overdrive, I'm actually pigging out on the most awful Dunkin Donuts ever! Bogota is a trip! I depart for California tomorrow morning and my fiance back to Buenaventura. We are both hopeful and encouraged but at the same time it feels like I've just run a marathon but the finish line keeps moving ahead of me. I have to give my fiance props because he is very positive and is trying to stop me from worrying. Nevertheless, I wish I had an answer at this moment, the waiting is so stressful. But thank you all for the encouragement.
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