Stockton, CA asked in Adoption and Immigration Law for California

Q: about filing for adopted children

HI I am an LPR want file for my wife and also I want to adopt two children can I file for the adopted children also we didn't live with those children for last two years."

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Andrew Schach
Andrew Schach
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: Thank you for the question.

Based on the information provided, you can file for your wife. However, I recommend a consultation with an immigration attorney to confirm her immigration history and discuss her eligibility.

As to the children, they are not yours at this time therefore you cannot file on their behalf for immigration purposes. Further, as you are not a citizen of the US, you will need to consult a family attorney and potentially a family attorney in your country of origin.

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