GETTING GREEN CARD THROUGH ADOPTION

Asked 9 months ago - Tacoma, WA

My friend got green card through adoption when she turns 30, single.
An American lady who is sick and adopt my friend to take care of her.
I did some research but not much talking about this topic.
What type of adoption is that? And How does it work?
Thanks

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . In order to immigrate an adopted child, the adoption must take place before the child's 16th birthday.

    Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all... more
  2. Barbara A Marcouiller

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    Answered . In order to obtain a green card based on adoption, the adoption must be final before the child turns 16 years old. Perhaps she got it based on employment as the caregiver. You can never know someone else's case the people often think they do.

    This reply is intended only as general information and does not constitute legal advice in any particular case.... more
  3. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . Why don't you question your "friend" a little bit more closely and ask to see a copy of her adoption and immigrant petition and visa application?

    Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that... more

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