Once you return home with your child, we will assist in obtaining a state issued birth certificate through the re-adoption or recognition of foreign adoption process. As of April 1, 2008, if your child is adopted from a Hague Country, you should be able to obtain a United States Hague Adoption Certificate without any further legal process in your home state. However, we recommend that clients who adopt internationally complete a re-adoption (or recognition of foreign adoption) in their home state. The reasons to go through this processes include changing the child's name if necessary, having State issued documents that can be used if needed instead of using a Foreign Decree (often only one provided) and to obtain a Certificate of Birth for foreign born children. Please note that a birth certificate does NOT establish citizenship.
We do not handle immigration matters. If the child you are seeking to adopt is not in the United States on an IR-4, IR-3, IH-4 or IH-3 Visa, you will need to hire an immigration attorney to consult and advise about any possible adoption and the implications.