If you're a US citizen, since she entered the country legally, yes, after she's been here for 60 days she can apply for her green card (adjustment of status) here in the US. You must file for forms I-130, I-485, I-765, I-864, G-325, G-693. You should hire competent immigration counsel to help you with the case/application. For the child, I don't understand. If as you say, the child already has a Consular Report of Birth Abroad and US Passport, why do you need to sponsor the child?
Work with an immigration attorney to address timing and potential visa fraud issues as well as to apply for her other 18 y.o. child , if that child is not your biological child.
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Forms are available on USCIS website. You should speak to an attorney about possible immigrant intent issues and misrepresentation
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She will need a medical exam by a designated civil surgeon (I-693) to file with the I-130 and I-485, and you will need to fill out an affidavit of support (I-864) either alone or with a joint sponsor to demonstrate that she can be financially supported. Biographical information (G-325) is required as well, and you should fill out employment authorization (I-765) so she can receive an EAC and work while the I-485 is pending because it could take a while. However I recommend you retain an attorney (G-28) or at least consult one before filing anything to ensure that everything is done correctly.
I agree with my colleagues. You should consult an experienced immigration attorney for this matter. You may schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer in your area, my firm is handling these matters in New York. If you would like free legal updates on these immigration issues you may sign up for our newsletter at http://www.shautsova.com .
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