Yearly Archives: 2014

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Can it really be done? International adoption and the importance of getting it right.

I posted an article on my Facebook recently about Afghan babies who are starving to death. Here’s a link to that article. In response, a Facebook friend sent me this:

Laila Sattar I keep hearing it’s not really possible Grace.
Is it possible? Yes! But only if it’s done correctly

Let’s look at some examples of things not […]

By |December 11th, 2014|The Adoption Blog|0 Comments

La importancia de estar aquí hoy!

El presidente Obama tiene la intención de tomar una Acción Ejecutiva en un futuro muy próximo. Para calificar, usted tendrá que comprobar que usted estaba físicamente en los Estados Unidos antes de que la orden fuera firmada por el presidente. Todo el mundo debe documentar su presencia en los Estados Unidos en el día de […]

By |November 14th, 2014|Immigration Blog|1 Comment

Why Can’t I just do a Family Petition for my adopted baby?

You can! If you are able to meet the following criteria, there are many instances where you can file a family petition for your adopted child:

You have a full and final decree of adoption.
You get this adoption decree before the child turns 16.
You reside with the child for two years.
You have legal custody, even a […]

By |October 9th, 2014|The Adoption Blog|0 Comments

Madonna, I think you should adopt from Pakistan!

I see Madonna just opened a school in Karachi.  She should consider adopting from there too. 45 bodies of discarded infants, mostly girls have been recovered in the city in 2014. Of course, that’s a drop in the ocean compared to the rest of the country. I just got two petitions approved for babies who […]

By |September 29th, 2014|The Adoption Blog|0 Comments

Como prepararse para una orden ejecutiva. Lo que usted necesita saber!

Mientras no sabemos cuándo el Presidente tomara acción, o el alcance de una Orden Ejecutiva. Aun así es importante prepararse.  Aquí están algunas cosas para que usted se prepare.

 

No sea estafado!

 

No le pague a un notario para poner su nombre en la lista de espera para preparar su aplicación. Aun no hay una orden ejecutiva. […]

By |August 29th, 2014|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

Víctimas de violencia domestica podrán calificar para Asilo Político en los Estados Unidos

Por primera vez las víctimas de violencia domestica podrán calificar para Asilo Político en los Estados Unidos. La nueva decisión envuelve a una mujer de Guatemala quien cruzo a los Estados Unidos ilegalmente en el 2005 después de haber huido de su violento esposo. Ella dijo que ella llamo varias ocasiones a la policía en […]

By |August 28th, 2014|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

Is adoption possible from Gaza? Gaza’s youngest Orphan: Both parents die in air strike, baby delivered by c- section.

I read a piece in an Irish newspaper today about a baby girl in Gaza who has been born via emergency c-section after her parents had been killed in an air strike.  I’ve posted the article and the picture below.

A lot of you have contacted me regarding adoption from Gaza. Is it possible?  What a […]

By |July 29th, 2014|The Adoption Blog|1 Comment

Make the Border Kids American?

I just read a piece by a guy named Hugh Hewitt called “Make the Border Kids Americans”.  “Hugh Hewitt is host of a nationally syndicated talk radio show, a partner in a national law firm and a professor of law at the Fowler School of Law at Chapman University in Orange County, California.”

He had the […]

By |July 18th, 2014|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

The Primary Provider Conundrum- another Universal Accreditation Act post

Not satisfied with cutting the number of international adoptions from “Hague” countries in half, the US has now turned its attention to the Non-Hague countries. This is a shame when you consider that the non-Hague countries are primarily the ones that did not have enough resources to plough into setting up a centralized adoption authority […]

By |July 16th, 2014|The Adoption Blog|1 Comment

Órdenes Ejecutivas- Que podemos esperar?

El Presidente Obama anunció la semana pasada que el dará “Órdenes Ejecutivas” en un intento de terminar la crisis de inmigración. Que puede hacer el Presidente Obama para ayudar a los inmigrantes sin cambiar las leyes? Muchísimo!

Aquí están algunos cambios potenciales:

1.      Expandir DACA/Acción Diferida

Bajo ciertas reglas, un individuo puede aplicar para la acción diferida si […]

By |July 15th, 2014|Immigration Blog|0 Comments