Saturday, March 30, 2013

Can my wife and I adopt an illegal adult immigrant ?

Q:  She is 42 years old and is from Guatemala and has been here for seven years.

A:  David's Answer:  Usually adoption cases are for children. Thus, if your reasons for adopting her is to "legalize her status," most likely the Judge will not approve it. Moreover, as the other poster alluded to, this will not actually legalize her status in any event, as she'd still need to apply for a visa via USCIS.  -- David Bliven, Westchester Adoptions attorney (

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