Jessica Lynne Gordon’s Answers

Jessica Lynne Gordon

Marietta Adoption Lawyer.

Contributor Level 8
  1. CAN YOU BRING A CHILD IN USA WHILE THE ADOPTION IS STILL ON GOING (RESOLUTION FOR ADOPTION FOR PROCESSING)...

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen Ross Cohen
    2. Jessica Lynne Gordon
    2 lawyer answers

    International adoption is a very complicated field, and I recommend you contact an attorney with both immigration and adoption experience. My office specializes in this and would be glad to set up a consultation for you. Otherwise, you can find a list of other experienced immigration attorneys through http://www.ailalawyer.com/ and other experienced adoption attorneys through www.adoptionattorneys.org. There are three routes to legally bring in an adopted child to the U.S. for whom you...

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  2. How can I adjust my adopted son?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Reid A Seino
    2. Jessica Lynne Gordon
    3. John Grayson Davidson
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleague’s answer that you need to seek the assistance of an experienced attorney. This is a complicated field, and I recommend you contact an attorney with both immigration and adoption experience. My office specializes in this and would be glad to set up a consultation for you. Otherwise, you can find a list of other experienced immigration attorneys through http://www.ailalawyer.com/ and other experienced adoption attorneys through www.adoptionattorneys.org. Here are...

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  3. When can a LPR child under the age of 16 who is adopted receive naturalization? Does it happen automatically?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Jessica Lynne Gordon
    2 lawyer answers

    I would need more facts to fully answer this question. But, in general, if a child living in the United States with LPR status is then adopted by a US citizen parent while under the age of 16, he or she becomes eligible for citizenship under the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 after (1) the child has been living with the adoptive parent for two years, and (2) two years of legal custody has accrued following the adoption and if (3) the child is still under the age of 18 when the other criteria...

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  4. My daughters father has not made contact in four years. My fiance wants to adopt. What do we need to do?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jessica Lynne Gordon
    1 lawyer answer

    Your first step should be to find an attorney who specializes in Adoption in your state. Consider finding an attorney through the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys - www.adoptionattorneys.org. You have to find out where the biological father stand with respect to hisrights under your state’s adoption law. Hemay be considered a biological father or a legal father. There are different criteria depending on his legal status. In Georgia, legal fathers are ones who were married to the...

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  5. Want to adopt step daughter

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David S. Adams
    2. Jessica Lynne Gordon
    2 lawyer answers

    Your first step should be to find an attorney who specializes in Adoption in your state. You can talk with your attorney about going forward with a step-parent adoption. The biological mother is a legal parent and if she is not willing to sign over her rights, you can check with your lawyer about having her rights terminated on the grounds of abandonment. In Georgia, if legal parents have not communicated, supported and seen their children in over a year, then the courts here can terminate...

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  6. Hi. I want to ask about adopting international children of age 26 having usa visa

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Jessica Lynne Gordon
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds like what you are asking about is an adult adoption. Most states have a provision in their statutes allowing for adoption of adults. It is perfectly natural to want to seek to legalize an emotional attachment to "child" in your life, even if that child is over the age limit for a child adoption. In your particular case, however, you want to be careful with going forward with seeking an adult adoption if it is for the purposes of immigration because it is considered immigration fraud...

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  7. How do u go about getting rights removed so my husband can adopt?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kenneth A. Rathert
    2. Melissa J. Houghton-Heinig
    3. Jessica Lynne Gordon
    3 lawyer answers

    Your first step should be to find an attorney who specializes in Adoption in your state. Second, most states have a statute providing for step-parent adoption. Your attorney will be able to walk you through all the requirements under your state statute. One of the most important requirements in most states is to ensure first that the biological parent’s parental rights have been or will be terminated. You have to find out where the biological father stand with respect to his rights under...

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  8. I want to adopt my stepson

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mary G. Commander
    2. Jessica Lynne Gordon
    2 lawyer answers

    Your first step should be to find an attorney who specializes in Adoption in your state. Second, most states have a statute providing for step-parent adoption. Your attorney will be able to walk you through all the requirements under your state statute. One of the most important requirements in most states is to ensure first that the biological or legal parents’ parental rights have been or will be terminated. It sounds like the birth parents rights were already terminated in your step-...

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  9. My husband and I adopted to children that are here illegally they were brought over with their parents

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Aaron Scott Hill
    2. Jessica Lynne Gordon
    2 lawyer answers

    Congratulations on your adoptions. I am sorry to hear about your children’s biological parents’ passing. The intersection between adoption and immigration is a complicated field, and I recommend you contact an attorney with both immigration and adoption experience. My office specializes in this and would be glad to set up a consultation for you. We work with clients all over the United States and around the world so we are always happy to do phone, skype or facetime consultations for our...

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  10. IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET GREEN CARD BEING ADOPTED AS ADULT CHILD, HOW COMPLICATED IS THE PROCESS?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Simone Rosemarie Coley
    2. Jessica Lynne Gordon
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds like what you are asking about is an adult adoption. Most states have a provision in their statutes allowing for adoption of adults. It is perfectly natural to want to seek to legalize an emotional attachment to an adult in your life. In your particular case, however, you want to be careful with going forward with seeking an adult adoption for the purposes of immigration because it is considered immigration fraud to complete an adoption for the purposes of immigration. Furthermore,...

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