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can I adopt an infant from a cople in India, without using

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can I adopt an infant from a cople in India, without using an agency, and just obtain an adoption attorney?
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Yes, I would love to know if this is a possibility. My husband and I and traveled to India a few years ago, and we were struck by all of the children in distress. I was on a website from India recently, and a couple had a posting that they were pregnant, and could not keep their baby, due to financial circustances, we have e-mailed, and they have given me a phone number, but I have not called, because I am fearful that this could be shady. We have gon through IVF for 4 years, and we would love to share our home with a child who really needs a great start in life, we also thought an India family could benefit directly from the money, instad of an agency. Please share your expertise. Thank you.
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I have to log off for about one hour, I will come back and give you a thorough explanation and legal status for both country of origin and US adoption ;)
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Sorry, I'm running into some PC trouble. If you would be so kind as to give me 12 or so hours, I will have your answer :)
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Family Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 7 years ago
There are two hoops that you have to jump through here:INDIAN LEGAL SYSTEMI highly advise using an Indian attorney to secure the right to take the child out of the country as well as to sign the contact between the mother and yourselves as to the child. This is something you are just GOING to have to do.US IMMIGRATIONI was going to do a step by step but low and behold, USCIS already beat me to it. Go here for a very concise, step by step, with examples and petitions needs to file:http://adoption.state.gov/country/india.html

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