About the Orphan Petition Process
Looking to adopt?
In order to bring an adopted child into the United States you must file an orphan petition (Form I-600) with the USCIS. The form essentially names you as an immediate relative and allows the child to enter the United States much faster than other individuals attempting to migrate to the United States. If you speak with the representatives at LawCenter PLC, they can advise you and your family on your best course of action at this time.
Generally, it is best to ensure that all of the necessary forms are filled out prior to filing an orphan petition. One of these petitions is known as Form I-600A. This form establishes that you and your spouse are able to care for a child and qualify as parents. It is best to fill this form out with the help of an attorney to improve your chances of being approved and subsequently filing an orphan petition. You must be approved by the USCIS as parents even if you have already adopted the child. Either you or your spouse must be a U.S. citizen in order to file an orphan petition. Your ability to provide a caring home for the child and your mental and physical state will be investigated by the USCIS for suitability. If you have any type of criminal record, this may hurt your chances of being approved.
Focusing on Accomplishing Your Dreams
Adopting a child is an extremely exciting event. Our firm has helped many individuals to get started on the road to creating and growing their happy family. Having an experienced attorney assist you with filing all of the forms related to the orphan petition. The USCIS can be difficult to navigate and one error may mean the difference of being able to adopt child and being denied. We care about our clients and work hard to provide them with an extremely high level of service. Please call today so that we can assist you with any questions that you may have about the orphan petition process. We can also inform and assist clients interested in international adoptions,
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