About Adoptee Rage

Statistics Identify large populations of Adoptees in prisons, mental hospitals and committed suicide.
Fifty years of scientific studies on child adoption resulting in psychological harm to the child and
poor outcomes for a child's future.
Medical and psychological attempts to heal the broken bonds of adoption, promote reunions of biological parents and adult children. The other half of attempting to repair a severed Identity is counselling therapy to rebuild the self.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Adopting Parents Not Mandatorily Required to Apply For Child's Citizenship


U.S. Adopting Parent Not Required To Apply Child Citizenship

Although strongly suggested applying for a child's citizenship can be put off as a hassle or used against the child. The application is not mandatory of the adoption process. For child trafficking this should be avoided to alert authorities of the child's presence in the U.S.

"No U.S. Government Entity Controlling Authority on Adoption!"
Link: adoption.state.gov

Child Citizenship Act
It is important to ensure that your adopted child becomes a U.S. citizen. If you postpone documenting or obtaining your child's citizenship, later he or she may have difficulty getting college scholarships, working legally, voting, and enjoying other rights and privileges. In some cases, the child might even be subject to deportation. Act now to safeguard your child's rights and future.
The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 was designed to make acquisition of U.S. citizenship easier and to eliminate extra steps and costs. Under the Child Citizenship Act, children adopted abroad automatically acquire U.S. citizenship if:
At least one of the child's parents is a U.S. citizen;
The child is under 18;
  • The child lives in the legal and physical custody of the American citizen parent;
  • The child is admitted into the United States as an immigrant for lawful permanent residence; and
  • The adoption is final.
Because of the Child Citizenship Act, many parents no longer need to apply separately for a child's naturalization.
If your adoption does not meet these requirements, you must take additional steps to secure your child's U.S. citizenship. Children who enter the United States on IH-4 or IR-4 visas automatically acquire U.S. citizenship (assuming they are under 18) as of the date of their full and final adoption in the United States. To obtain a Certificate of Citizship once the adoption is finalized, beneficiaries file Form N-600 with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services(USCIS