Memphis International Adoption Lawyer

Many people expand their families through adoption. One of the most popular forms of adoption is to adopt a child born outside the United States called an intercountry adoption. Intercountry adoption is the process by which you legally adopt a child from a country other than your own; and you bring that child to the United States to live with you permanently.

The United States is a member of the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). The Hague Convention is an international agreement to establish safeguards to ensure that intercountry adoptions take place in the best interests of the child. The Hague Adoption Convention applies to adoptions between the United States and the other countries that have joined it.

When looking to adopt a child, the rules governing the adoption will depend on whether the adoptive child's country is a participant in the Hague Convention or not. Here is a list of Hague countries.

New York And Tennessee Child Citizenship Attorney

When adopting, there may be issues regarding your child's U.S. immigration status. Some children enter the United States and automatically become U.S. citizens while others may only be able to enter the U.S. as green card holders and then file documentation to become U.S. citizens.

Our team and lawyer are here to help you sort out your child's U.S. immigration status before and after the adoption is finalized. It's a joy for us to assist families in navigating the international adoption system.

To schedule an initial consultation with a Memphis Immigration attorney, call (901) 692-5732 or with a New York City Immigration Attorney, call (646) 380-0474 or contact Witty Law Group, PLLC.