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|06-17-2012, 01:10 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Adoption of a UK step child
I am a USA citizen who permanently resides in the United Kingdom. In
2009 I adopted my step daughter through the United Kingdom adoption
system. My partner is same sex and a United Kingdom citizen.
I wish for my step daughter to be formally acknowledged through the US
to allow her to gain a Social Security Number and eventually
citizenship. Can you please advise how I would go about doing this?
I understand that this may be more complicated than usual as my
relationship with my civil partner is not recognised by the USA
however I do not want my daughter to suffer ill because of this.
We were unaware at the time I adopted her through the UK system that
she could have had a dual adoption and was not told that her UK
adoption would not be instantly recognised in the USA.
|06-17-2012, 01:55 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The North Pole, silly ;)
Re: Adoption of a UK step child
To be eligible, a child must meet the following requirements:
Bottom line is that nothing is going to happen until the child has established permanent residency in the U.S. You cannot obtain her U.S. citizenship while still living in the U.K.
Do you and your partner plan to come to the U.S. or remain in the U.K.?
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