Do both parents have to be US citizens to adopt?
yes, hint: GET MARRIED
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Can a Mexican citizen adopt a US child and when the child reaches legal age have them apply for a green card for their non citizen parent?
Answer . \nInternational adoptions are expensive and complicated and the applicants are subjected to an in depth investigation of their financial, living environment, mora…l character, etc. \n. \nGiven the circumstances cited in the question it could be considered an immoral as well as an illegal act by the adult wishing to adopt a child for the sole purpose of using the child to further his or her own welfare and immigration status.
Basic answer is yes. The child will definitely be a US citizen, and possibly a citizen of the country where the birth took place.
India Adopted child has all the rights under the Hindu law, which the biological natural children has. They have right to inherit the properties of adopted parents. US,… Canada and UK A legally adopted child is a legal heir at law with all the rights of a biological child. See related question link below for inheritance under the laws of intestacy.
Answer . If you're illegal you're not a citizen -- not hard really
To be eligible for the U.S. Presidency, the Constitution includes the requirement that the person be a "natural born citizen". There is no explicit definition of this term in …the Constitution. However, when the Constitution was written, an essential contemporary and consulted reference was the " Law of Nations " which states that "T he natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. As the society can not exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights. " This understanding of its definition has now morphed into many conflicting interpretations. However, no legal judgment has overridden the original intended meaning, so it is it is reasonable to conclude that "born to 2 U.S. citizens" is still a requirement. . Vattel's "The Law of Nations" was written in French. What was quoted above was from a flawed English translation first published over a decade after the Constitution was ratified in 1787. Thus, none of the Framers could possibly have been referring to it. The original French (the only version in existence at the time of the framing of the Constitution) does not define nor attempt to define "natural born citizen." It defines "natives or indigenous" citizens. Moreover, no law in effect states that for anyone born in the USA, that even one parent, let alone both , must be citizens. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Â§301 aka U.S. Code Title 8 Â§1401 defines "citizens at birth," which = "natural born citizens." Sub-Â§(a) thereof flatly states that anyone born in the USA, unless to parents who are not subject to U.S. jurisdiction (legally subject to U.S. law - that means foreign diplomats with diplomatic immunity ), are citizens at birth and thus natural born citizens. Even illegal aliens are subject to U.S. law and thus jurisdiction. INA Â§301 / USC Title 8 Â§1401 has a total of eight provisos or sub-Â§s, lettered (a) through (h). (a) applies to anyone born in the USA. The others apply to other circumstances. (g) would apply to someone like Barack Obama if he were born in Kenya as the Birthers erroneously believe. Even then , though, he would still qualify as a natural born citizen because (g) only requires that one parent be a citizen (it specifically states that the other parent is an alien [other provisos apply to overseas births when both parents are U.S. citizens]!), and have either lived in the USA or served overseas in U.S. armed forces or a recognized international organization such as the Red Cross, for a specified time. Proviso (f) is also of interest. . re: Chuck W777 wrote: "No, this has never been a requirement."
yes because they were not born in that certain foreign country
Is a child born in Canada with both parents Canadians who were adopted at one year by a USA couple a Canadian citizen?
Good question. At one time the USA supported dual citizenship but not anymore. I was born in West Germany by American parents and have this designation. I would speak to the C…anadian consulate and ask about this. I would think that a child born in Canada would be a Canadian citizen irregardless of the fact they were adopted. Same goes for illegal aliens in the US. They may be here illegally yet if their child is born in the states becomes an automatic US citizen.
The constitution doesn't say whether either parent has to be a citizen. It only says that the candidate must be a "natural born citizen." Wikipedia has a fairly lengthy art…icle that discusses what those words might actually mean. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural-born_citizen
No. The adoption process is only applied for someone 18 or older to adopt a minor (and rarely an adult, who must be a US legal resident/citizen). What you may be thinking abo…ut is "family re-unification", a part of the 1965 immigration law that allows a citizen's family to apply for visas to be reunified in the US. However, the citizen must be 18 or older in order to start a family re-unification process . That is, the citizen child has no legal avenue to remove his or her parents' illegal status. This is a common misunderstood concept that leads children of illegal parents to be misnamed "anchor babies", even though they have little actual ability to help their parents gain legal status. If the illegal parents are caught and deported, the only choices for the children are to join their parents in their country or origin, or stay in the US under foster care services without their parents. See the Elvira Arellano case where the illegal parent was deported and force to take her son, a US citizen, with her or leave him to foster care.
By alien i assume you mean imigrant or someone from a different country, i believe the answer is yes, many people adopt children from third world countries like some in Africa… and, I'm not sure about this one, the child becomes a U.S. citizen.
If you are born in the US, it doesn't matter what your parents are. But, if the child was born somewhere else, and the parents are both citizens, the child must apply for citi…zenship. Of course it is way easier if your parents are both citizens
idk it might depend on what state your in but as long as they are legal immigrants i dont see why not
yes, if you're married you cannot singly adopt.
No. The law varies depending on the situation.
No. What the constitution requires is to be born in the United States.
No. The requirement is that the person must have been born in theUnited States. Nothing is said about his parents. President Obama'sfather was not an American citizen.