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  1. ADOPTION QUESTION! (ASKING for my Best Friend) Hey guys, I wanted some information if anyone went through or knew the process. My best friend has a daughter from a previous relationship and she married an American and then apparently her F adopted her daughter officially while in the Philippines. This girl then has all her documents changed to her adopted American dad including changing her last name to her American adopted dad. In her NSO Birth, it was official. The girl was only under 10 when the adoption got completed in the Philippines. Also, they have their own son. The American father was in the process of bringing the whole family to the US but unfortunately, he died of cancer. The mother(my best friend) did not know that she could apply for a widower visa at the time of her husband's death. Anyhow, she is still in the Philippines and her daughter. Is there a chance that her adopted daughter could apply for citizenship since she was adopted by an American citizen? Her daughter is now over 20 yrs old and she asked what is her option? I could not answer this as I have no idea about adopted parents passed away before he could bring the family to US. Thank you po in advance!~Aurora
  2. Hi I'm curious as to what Visa would be best for a usa citizen to apply to bring his wife of 5 years (not american) and adopted child that's also not adopted. Anyone that's been through this care to share their experience? TIA
  3. I am married to a Filipina who has a 7 yr old son in the Philippines. Her son is carrying his mom's maiden name and no legal father. We are planning to file an IR2 for her son so he can come live with us here in PA. I want to legally adopt him. But before starting the IR2, we want to see the adoption options we could take. 1. Is it better to adopt him while he is in the Philippines or 2. wait until he comes to US and be an immigrant/citizen then process the adoption here? If anyone has done this process or similar, please gives us an idea, costs, time frames involved. This week be a great help. Thanks in advance. 😊
  4. My (now) wife recently came over from South Africa to the US on her K1 and we are now adjusting her status. Weeks after we got married, her mother passed away unexpectedly. She still has her dad who is in not the greatest health and her 11 year old sister. I'm trying to understand what options would be available if her dad passes away in the next few years. I've read about the I-800 and it sounds like it is a 2 month process that has to be done before her sister's 16th birthday. However, would using the I-800 to adopt an orphan family member in this way be possible? Would it be practical? Would the entire process only take the couple months of processing the I-800 or would we have to adopt her through South Africa before even starting the I-800? Thanks for any thoughts, I know this is a bit of a weird question as it is all theoretical at this point, but her family is redoing wills and life insurance at the moment so it is a good time to figure out plans for her sister if something did happen to her dad.
  5. Hello all, I am trying to gather all required supporting documents to file my k1 visa for my fiancee from the Philippines. I was adopted from South Korea and I am a legal US citizen and so are my parents. I also got my name legally changed to my now-English name from my original Korean name. What documents will I need to show proof of citizenship? Also, should the kvisa form and supporting documents be printed in black and white or color ink? Anything helps!!
  6. Let me start this discussion by saying we have made significant errors in our step son's visa process. These errors where completely avoidable, but we made them. I don't want to discuss those errors except in the context of how we can progress. Trust me when I say we've had long and heated discussions about these errors and have beaten that horse to death. If you look back over my history here. You'll see I tried and successfully started the fiance visa process for my current wife and her son. His mother and I got a K1 Visa and entered the country, shortly after we married. As part of that process he got a k2 visa. Over a year later he entered the country on his k2 and we applied, in June, for advanced parole and waited. His mother was upset that he was not going to be able to leave the country to spend Christmas with her mother and she felt he was having problems adjusting to the US. She returned him to Columbia in December, 9 months after his arrival. The following March his advanced parole and work authorization arrived. That summer he returned briefly to the USA while school was out. He then returned to Columbia. In February he was scheduled for his USCIS appointment for his interview. They were unable to enter the US on the flight we had planned because my wife had misplaced their paperwork. I went to the appointment and requested a reschedule. In March his advanced parole, and her initial green card expired. I had already applied for her removal of conditions in April we were notified that her application had been accepted and she had 18 months more on her green card. We have not yet been informed of a subsequent reschedule or denial of the step son's interview. However, even if we get a second interview, he can't enter the country at this point, he has no valid documents. The question is, what to do now. It feels like we have two basic options, but that's just my read of the situation and I'm hardly an expert. 1) Start the I-130 process over again. Get him a new visa. Enter the country on that visa. Go to the interview. This process feels like it will take at least one to two years. 2) I adopt him in Colombia, and start an immigration process based on that adoption. I have no idea how to progress on this path. Though I imagine the first step is to start adoption procedures in Columbia. I have no idea how long this will take. The current state of our world is that we have been married almost 4 years. My wife is currently waiting for her 10 year green card interview. Her son is feeling abandoned and we need to do something to make it clear to him that we are trying to integrate our family and have him with us. Any suggestions?
  7. Hello all! My Fiancé (England) was adopted at the age of 2 1/2 and in foster care as a young infant. We have tried numerous times to track down his ORIGINAL birth certificate but have been unsuccessful. We have requested the original from the GRO, they had nothing. I have included a copy of his adoption decree as well as the new birth certificate he was issued at the time of adoption. Neither of these documents have his ORIGINAL name, only the name given to him from his adoptive parents. It has been suggested that I write a brief letter explaining why I am unable to obtain his original, I’m concerned this will lead to an immediate denial. Anybody have any ideas on how I can obtain his birth certificate (is it really possible that there’s no way!?) or any tips on what I should include in the brief explanation? Thank you so much.
  8. After several attempts at our pregnancy, we couldn't have a child of our own. My wife's (green card holder) niece in Pakistan which she wants to adopt and bring her to USA. The family from which we want to adopt is struggling to survive financially with 4 kids. We aren't familiar with the process of adopting a child from Pakistan so any information we could get may b ed beneficial for us. I'm a US citizen. My wife is a GC holder but has applied for citizenship. Her niece is 8 years old.
  9. My boyfriend came here on a student visa when he was 17, his visa was to expire before his 18th birthday. So his sister's husband adopted him around that time,(his mom had no way of taking care of him) his sister told him his renewal for the visa was denied, come to found out she never reapplied for him. Fast forward its been 10 years since that happened. We tried filing before but its hard to know what we can or can't do. We want to get married. I just need advise badly. Thanks for all your time.
  10. Hello, I have a serious question -- that I am currently struggling with: Currently, I am a 28 yo male, naturalized Citizen, living in the USA. My biological mother currently lives in Venezuela. I was adopted as an adult, however, at the age of 26 for reasons that are not important for this post. My question is whether I can petition for my biological mother despite the fact that I was legally adopted. Any feedback is appreciated. This is really weighing heavy on my mind.
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