Can a US citizen adopt a seventeen year old who is in the country legally?

Answer I know for a fact that in Florida you can not undo the adoption or terminate your parental rights, unless someone else is willing to adopt the child. I told an attorney what my wife had told me, pr... Read More »

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Can a us citizen adopt a non us citizen child who is sixteen years old who entered the country legally as a visitor?

i shd think so!I don't know your situation, but maybe the 18year old mother should speak to the father, if she hasn't already.Again, i don't know what you've done about it, but maybe, if its your d... Read More »

If i am a citizen and my wife is a resident can I adopt my wifes daughter who came to the U.S. legally with a visa but is expired now?

Legally you can not force your child to give up the custody. They are the guardian of their child and not you, no matter how old they are.

Is it more difficult for a citizen of China to legally adopt a Chinese baby or toddler because they can't ...?

Local adoption isn't being encouraged very much in Asian countries.It's starting to increase bit by bit - but not often to impact with any significant change in the way adoption works.I hear you, I... Read More »

How can you adopt your seventeen year old nephew from Mexico?

Bring him to the United States and fill out the proper paperwork to legally adopt him, but first make him a legal citizen.