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in reference to taking my...
I have a question for an immigration and family law attorney in reference to taking my newborn baby to China for one year to stay with her grandparents.
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My daughter’s mother is from China and I have agreed to allow her parents to take care of my daughter for one year, I will fly with my daughter to China to take her to her grandparents.
My daughter’s mother has agreed to give me full legal custody I am in the process of securing a passport for my daughter.
Are there any legal challenges are circumstances that I am facing in reference to allowing my daughter’s grandparents to take care of her for one year?
Are there any additional documents that I need to secure?
What about visa?
My daughter’s mother has overstayed her visit and she has applied for refugee status.Thank you so much for your assistance,
Bill Garner(###) ###-####**@******.***
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Is the mother of the child going back to China with the baby? Or is she staying in the US?

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
She is staying in the US she cannot leave the country until she gets her green card
Customer reply replied 27 days ago
Good question what if she decided to go back to China during that year and not come back to the US?
Customer reply replied 27 days ago
Since the baby is a US citizen
Customer reply replied 27 days ago
Could she file some type of affidavit and secure Chinese citizenship for my daughter and for my daughter not to be able to leave China

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ANSWER: China is not a party to the United National Hague convention on international child abduction. That also means it is not a member of the convention for the purposes of unlawful retention. What that means is that it is entirely possible that she decides to go back to China and retains the child there, indefinitely. There would be little to nothing you can do to recover the child. Yes, even if you are granted full legal custody by a court in the US. China does not have to honor that custody agreement.

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