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Laws Pertaining to Access to Adoption Records

Access to Adoption Records In nearly all States, adoption records are sealed and withheld from public inspection after an adoption is finalized. Most States have instituted procedures by which parties to an adoption may obtain both non-identifying and identifying information from an adoption record while still protecting the interests of all parties. Non-identifying information generally… Continue reading Laws Pertaining to Access to Adoption Records

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How to obtain proof of US citzenship for your internationally adopted child

Under a federal law, enacted in February 2001, all children are automatic US citizens upon adoption in his/her country.  However, you still need to have a document to prove this for your child. 1. Apply for a Social Security number for your child. Present the translated adoption papers from their country and apply for a… Continue reading How to obtain proof of US citzenship for your internationally adopted child