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Permutations, combinations and Non-Hague Adoptions. Does the sequence matter?

When I was in high school, I strongly felt that all the mathematics I was learning were completely useless and would never be applied to my life. Before we discuss adoptions at all, let’s go back to St. Louis School in Kiltimagh, Ireland where I learned about permutations, combinations and sequences.  My teacher, Mrs. Groarke […]

By |June 5th, 2015|The Adoption Blog|0 Comments

How much is enough? Emigration to the United States based on business and investment.

There is one thing everyone wants to know when considering emigration to the United States though business or investment- how much is all of this going to cost me?  The answer is that it depends on what you want to do. Let’s take a quick look at the options starting with the least expensive and […]

By |June 5th, 2015|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

5 formas de alivio que están disponibles en este momento!

1. Estatus Especial de Inmigrante Juvenil. Los menores de 18 años que están físicamente presente en los Estados Unidos, pero no residen con sus padres tienen derecho a solicitar la residencia legal como “Inmigrantes Juveniles Especiales.” Las autoridades de inmigración tienen una obligación legal de adjudicar todas las aplicaciones SIJS dentro de 180 días de […]

By |June 3rd, 2015|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

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