USCIS Intercountry Adoption Memo

"This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance in two distinct areas pertaining to suitability determinations in intercountry adoption cases: 1. Jurisdiction over the suitability determination when an approved Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition, expires, but a...

USCIS Liberalizes Criteria for Determining Habitual Residence in Some Hague Convention Adoption Cases

"Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), there are three ways that adopted children can qualify as the children of a U.S. citizen parent for purposes of acquiring lawful permanent resident status, and generally derivative U.S. citizen status, through that adoptive parent....