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Deborah Awyzio
Deborah Awyzio, Solicitor
Category: Australia Law
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Experience:  Bachelor of Laws (QUT), BIT (QUT), Family Law Accredited Specialist, over 12 years experience
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I'm a new zealander living in NSW wanting to adopt a child

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I'm a new zealander living in NSW wanting to adopt a child from Samoa
JA: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?
Customer: no
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I'm wanting to know the process, waiting time, fees involve etc...
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  christhelawyer replied 5 months ago.

I have transferred this to an Australian lawyer because as you live there, this should be under Australian law. Samoa does have adoption laws similar to New Zealand but you would need to use Australian law

Expert:  Leon replied 5 months ago.

Good Morning.

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