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Old Mar 16th 2012, 9:27 pm
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Hi,

I'm a newbie on this forum. Have been living here for nearly a year. Just wondering if anyone knows where I can get any info on going through the adoption process in the US as an expat? My husband and I are here on an L1 Visa, and it's a permanent move.

Would really appreciate any advice on where to start. Can't seem to find anything on t'internet!

Many thanks :-)
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Old Mar 16th 2012, 10:39 pm
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I'm sure the rules will depend on your state.

Though there's a few here who have adopted and fostered, so I'm sure they can offer more advice.

Good luck on getting your greencards too and welcome to BE
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Originally Posted by Rocketron View Post
My husband and I are here on an L1 Visa, and it's a permanent move.
I'm glad to hear the company is sponsoring you for green cards. As an aside, no visa is permanent - and after 7 years (for an L visa) you will be forced to leave the US.

Congratulations on your decision to adopt. My stepdaughter and her husband adopted a newborn girl just over 2 years ago... it was the best decision they've ever made!

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I'm sure the rules will depend on your state.
Correct - and depending on the state it may be a lot more difficult/impossible without a green card, or in some cases, US citizenship.
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Old Mar 19th 2012, 2:21 pm
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Thanks for your replies. I'm based in Virginia at the moment, and we're in the process of getting our green cards. Don't really know where to go from here really!
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Hello Rockertron. We were in the same situation as you in 2001 but living in CT. Unfortunately we found it impossible to adopt whilst on any kind of visa. Fortunately my husband's job moved back to UK in 2003 and we adopted our daughter whilst living in UK. We are now back in USA with our beautiful adopted daughter who is now 10 going on 20. If there's a will there's a way. Private message me if you would like more information.
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Here's a thread, someone here may have adopted whilst living in USA.

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=751610

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