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May 3rd, 2010, 03:54 PM
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If my husband is a citizen of mexico(by his dad) and we want to adopt from mexico would it still be considered international adoption if we live in the us?
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May 4th, 2010, 12:13 PM
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I have no idea. Your best bet is to find a real adoption lawyer (not one who is just dabbling in it, but really knows his/her stuff) and ask them about it.
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May 4th, 2010, 12:50 PM
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I believe that since you would be bringing the baby to the states to live and that baby would then become a US citizen it is still considered international adoption. However, you might have an easier time with it since you have that connection too.

I'd DEFINITELY contact a lawyer to find out for sure and see what next steps you should take.
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May 7th, 2010, 06:10 AM
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Hi, I'm new here but know about this. I'm a US citizen who was born in Mexico. I hold dual citizenship and we looked into adopting from Mexico. If you adopted from Mexico, it would be considered an international adoption because you'd be bringing the baby back to the US. In order to adopt from Mexico, you have to live there at least 6 months after the adoption, and usually 6 months before no matter where or what your nationality is. It is all up to each individual states adoption program, and the judge that presides over the case. The chances of being approved for an international adoption are low, even if you are a naturally born citizen. Mexico tends to try to place the children with family members first, and will give first priority to couples that actually live there. If you do get the adoption to go through, and live there the required 6 months, you then have to petition the court to allow you to remove the child from the country, and this is almost always denied. Usually the judge imposes another 6 months of monitoring before they will allow you to remove the child, so technically you will probably be required to live in the country up to a year after the adoption in order to bring the child home. If you have a lot of money, the 2nd 6 months can usually be bought, but no matter how much money you have, your going to have to live there for at least 6 months.

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May 7th, 2010, 07:13 AM
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I believe it would be, because your taking the baby out of his or her birth country.
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May 7th, 2010, 05:18 PM
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wow that really stinks
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May 8th, 2010, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by NataliesMommyOK View Post
Hi, I'm new here but know about this. I'm a US citizen who was born in Mexico. I hold dual citizenship and we looked into adopting from Mexico. If you adopted from Mexico, it would be considered an international adoption because you'd be bringing the baby back to the US. In order to adopt from Mexico, you have to live there at least 6 months after the adoption, and usually 6 months before no matter where or what your nationality is. It is all up to each individual states adoption program, and the judge that presides over the case. The chances of being approved for an international adoption are low, even if you are a naturally born citizen. Mexico tends to try to place the children with family members first, and will give first priority to couples that actually live there. If you do get the adoption to go through, and live there the required 6 months, you then have to petition the court to allow you to remove the child from the country, and this is almost always denied. Usually the judge imposes another 6 months of monitoring before they will allow you to remove the child, so technically you will probably be required to live in the country up to a year after the adoption in order to bring the child home. If you have a lot of money, the 2nd 6 months can usually be bought, but no matter how much money you have, your going to have to live there for at least 6 months.
This is a REALLY helpful post. Thank you for your input. I didn't know most of this information!
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