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    My wife and I just found out last week that her brother lost his job about two months ago and has asked us if we could adopt his daughter and bring her to America. We told him sure but lets see how his job hunting goes before we adopt her.

    Both parents are willing to sign papers to hand cousty over to us.

    their daughter is only 2 years of age.
    We are both USC citizens

    If we go forward on this were do we start?
    Do we go to our local USCIS office first, or do we need to start the paper work in Thailand do we fill out forms I-600 I-600A I-800 & I-800A or i'm I looking in that the wrong forms?

  • #2
    Where does her brother lives?

    Does it mean that every one who lost jobs in the US should offer their kids for adoption?

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    • #3
      Sorry, I missed last para of your post.

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      • #4
        We told him sure but lets see how his job hunting goes before we adopt her.

        I would hope giving their child up for adoption is their last resort.

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        • #5
          What is this desparation? Why not just have your own children the natural way?

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          • #6
            Tak
            No it dosn't meen that every one should give up their kids for adoption.
            It's a family member that's is just worried.

            Proundusc

            Yes I hope it would only be as a last resort.

            federale86

            We have a 3 year old son of our own.
            We are looking for ways to help if needed

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            • #7
              It will be hard or rather impossible. Adoption of orphan is considered for approval.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by davdah:
                You could always let the kid stay with you for a while until they are back on their feet. You don't have to take legal posession of the child to care for it. For that matter, you could always send some money. It is probably cheaper to pay for a child's needs in Thailand than here.
                Applaud! $50 bucks goes far!!!
                USC and Legal, Honest Immigrant Alike Must Fight Against Those That Deceive and Disrupt A Place Of Desirability! All Are Victims of Fraud, Both USC and Honest Immigrant Alike! The bad can and does make it more difficult for the good! Be careful who y

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                • #9
                  You could always let the kid stay with you for a while until they are back on their feet. You don't have to take legal posession of the child to care for it. For that matter, you could always send some money. It is probably cheaper to pay for a child's needs in Thailand than here.
                  I fully agree.

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                  • #10
                    Hi

                    Thanks for your comments
                    I agree with sending money over, to a point.

                    Back to my Questin:

                    If we go forward on this were do we start?
                    Do we go to our local USCIS office first, or do we need to start the paper work in Thailand do we fill out forms I-600 I-600A I-800 & I-800A or i'm I looking in that the wrong forms?

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                    • #11
                      go to: http://adoption.state.gov/

                      PLEASE get a lawyer or someone who knows what they're doing to help you. If you don't, you will end up with a child stuck in Thailand whose parents have given up their parental rights but cannot come here because immigration will not allow him.

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                      • #12
                        see also: http://adoption.state.gov/about/who/relatives.html

                        its about the process as it relates to adopting relatives.

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