My husband & i are trying to adopt a friends baby. However we are still in the process of obtaining his Visa will this effect us

Asked about 2 years ago - Portales, NM

He has been approved by the USICS and we are just waiting correspondence fron the National Visa Center. Can we go ahead and start the process of adopting or no?

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  1. Irene Arfaras Steffas

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    Answered . This answer assumes that this is a Hague Convention Adoption - Intercountry Adoption Act.
    Be very cautious. If you do things out of order on a Hague Convention case, your case will get a denial. The US implementing legislation requires that your obtain Article 5 from the US consulate in the country of the child's country.

    Your primary provider must be a HagueAccredited Entity - that entity should be guiding you. Are you in the I-800 or I-800A stage? Please note that the NBC will only accept paperwork from a Hague Accredited entity.

    In Hague cases, procedure and sequence of procedure is paramount.

    You should be guided by your primary provider1

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