In many cases, a U.S. couple who adopts a child from a foreign country will finalize the legal adoption process in the country where the child was born. However, when the newly formed family enters the United States, it may be beneficial to complete another adoption domestically.
Helping Parents Confirm Foreign Adoptions in the United States
At Greenberg Adoption: The Law Offices of Clifford L. Greenberg, we understand you must feel overjoyed to have been able to adopt your child. The last thing you need is another surprise to adversely affect this joyful time. We have handled adoptions in New York since 1993. We are committed to helping you deal with any domestic issues so you can feel confident knowing all the important details are covered.
If you are planning to adopt a child overseas, contact our Manhattan adoption lawyers for a free consultation. We want to help make this process as smooth as possible for you. We offer a complementary consultation to explain what issues need to be covered domestically.
Understanding When Re-Adoption Is Necessary or Beneficial
Adoptions performed abroad are recognized by the U.S. government when children enter the country on IR-3 and IH-3 visas. However, even if the federal government recognizes your child's foreign adoption, New York and several other states may not automatically do so. Re-adoption ensures that your adoptive child will be considered your legal child in New York and nationwide. It also allows you to obtain a New York birth certificate and/or a name change for your child.
Contact our International Adoption Attorneys Serving Bronx and Surrounding Boroughs
International adoptions can be highly complicated. When focusing on the international issues, you do not want to overlook any legal steps domestically that need to be covered. Contact our New York City adoption lawyers to learn how we can guide you through the legal process during a free initial consultation.