If you’ve grown your family through international adoption in Florida, then you should make sure that you have the right documents to prove or obtain your child’s U.S. Citizenship. Thankfully, the attorneys at The Adoption Law Office of Madonna Finney can assist you in this manner. And it all starts with readoption, a document which recognizes the parent-child relationship under Florida law and affords your family protection from events or changes in the foreign country.
Florida readoption is typically one of the last steps in your international adoption journey, but it’s an important one. Florida readoption will allow your child to receive a Florida Certificate of Foreign Birth. This is an official State document which your child can use in the place of foreign adoption documents or certificates. It can be easily replaced and it allows you the opportunity to establish your child’s adoptive name. If your child entered the US on an IR-4 or IH-4 visa, you must do a readoption to complete the citizenship process.
Please remember that completing an adoption abroad does not, in and of itself, entitle an adopted child to enter the U.S. or obtain U.S. citizenship. It’s critical that you talk with an attorney and ensure that your child’s adoption is final and legal. If you need assistance, do not hesitate to reach out to us, The Adoption Law Office of Madonna Finney, at 850.577.3077