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Adoption FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

1.

What is adoption?

Adoption is defined as the permanent legal transfer of parenting rights and responsibilities from one family to another.

2.

How are children adopted?

There are several different types of adoptions:

Public: Children in the public child welfare system who are placed in permanent homes by public, government operated agencies or by contracted private agencies

Private agency: Children are placed in non relative homes through the services of a licensed (non profit or for profit) agency

Independent: Children are placed in relatives’ and non-relative homes directly by the birth parents or through the services of either a medical doctor, a member of the clergy, an attorney, or a licensed or unlicensed facilitator

Kinship: Children are placed in relatives’ homes, with or without the services of a public agency

Stepparent: Children are adopted by the spouse of one birth parent

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3.

What privileges do I enjoy on A-1 visa?

The privileges that you are entitled to on A-1 visa are:

  • You cannot be tried by the U.S. laws for any crime
  • You can travel throughout the U.S. and outside the U.S. unlimited times
  • Fast processing of the visa

Note: The above rules are subject to a host of exceptions and additional privileges pursuant to a plethora of tax treaties between the U.S. and individual foreign governments.

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