I want to file a Immigration pettion for my stepfather. Can he legally adopt me? so I can file for him?

Asked over 2 years ago - Los Angeles, CA

I am a U.S. citizen, my mother just received her greencard through me.Unfortunately, they got married after I turned 18 but they have been married for 25 years. Now my mom is greencard holder he has to wait for two years to come here?

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  1. Neil Ian Fleischer

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    Answered . No you can not file for him not can he adopt you

    Neil I Fleischer (513) 977-4209 www.immigrate2usa.com Note: Neil Fleischer is an attorney licensed in the State... more
  2. Stuart Jonas Reich

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    Answered . There is no way you can file for him individually at this point - the marriage creating the relationship would need to have happened before you turned 18.

    Your mother's petition for him may actually take much longer than two years - speak with an attorney.

  3. Caro Marie Kinsella

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    Answered . If the marriage was after you turned 18yrs then you cannot file for your step-father. Your mother will have to become a U.S. citizen to file for her spouse, as her immediate relative, otherwise she can file as a lawful permanent resident but her spouse will have to wait a few years before he can adjust his status.
    Caro Kinsella
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  4. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . Unfortunately, you cannot petition him. Your mom will need to do so, and he will need to wait until she is a US citizen or his priority date becomes current in order to immigrate.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  5. Luis Alberto Guerra

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    Answered . Your mother will have to petition for him.
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