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What is Intercountry Adoption?

Adoption Lawyer in New York

An intercountry adoption is a legal process that involves adopting a child from a foreign country into your home. It can occur as an adoption from a foreign country to a U.S. home or vice versa. Each year, many families choose to adopt children from foreign countries and many other families living in foreign countries choose to adopt children from the United States. This type of adoption process is governed by both the country from where the child currently lives and the country in which the adoptive parents currently live. To make an adoption from a foreign country to the United States, there are several actions a person must take.

By hiring a New York immigration attorney, a family will be one step closer to adoption. First, a family must consider whether the child has come from a country that is a party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. If so, the family will use the Hague Convention process. If not, the alternative process must be used. According to the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs, it is estimated that approximately 20,000 children are adopted from foreign nations into United States families each year. After a child is adopted into a home, he or she will be given the same rights and privileges that a child by birth would have, such as inheritance rights.

New York Intercountry Adoption Attorney

If you are planning on adopting from another foreign country, it is in your best interests and the best interests of your future adoptive child to sustain the legal guidance of a New York adoption attorney. At Eiges & Eiges, PC , our legal team has the drive and knowledge you need for any type of immigration related matter, including intercountry adoption. We can help you with all of the important documentation and any other part of the puzzle. Don't pass up your opportunity to make sure that your rights are protected; call our law firm today for over 35 years of legal experience in total and a free consultation!

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