Since same-sex marriage is not recognized, can I use "Adult Adoption (RCW 26 33 140)" to adopt my same-sex partner, and then bring him into the USA..
Or would another approach, such as employment, be a better method?
Adult adoption is not recognized, so that would not work. However, this is a very new and hot issue in the law. You may be able to get married in a state that recognizes same sex marriages like New York and then file your I-130. Currently, the third circuit just remanded a case regarding this issue of same sex marriages/I-130 and it was in favorable to the petitioner and beneficiary. It got sent back to the Newark, New Jersey Court who dismissed removal proceedings so that the same sex marriage petition could be adjudicated.
If you contact my office I am happy to give you more information. 718-432-1022
Unfortunately, adult adoptions are not recognized by the USCIS for immigration processing. Another approach would be better - such as employment - yes.
nope and nope.
Must be under 16 years old to adopt. Immigration does not recognize same sex relationships to confer immigration rights.
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An "adult adoption" will not get any immigration benefits.
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No. Such adoption would not confer any immigration benefits and will preclude you from marrying.
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If you are not in a state where you can be "married" then you may not be able to use the I-130 option. However as my colleague suggests, this is a changing area of the law in the case of married same-sex couples and you may be able to use that to your advantage if you are able to marry. Look for other ways to immigrate. Adult-Adoptions are not recognized for immigration purposes.
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