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A Philippine friend has asked us to adopt his 8 yr old

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A Philippine friend has...

A Philippine friend has asked us to adopt his 8 yr old sister, mainly to give her an education and take her out of poverty. we are grandparents aged 70 and 69. how do we "go" about this request

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have been taken? Has any paperwork been filed with the U.S. government?

No, we were asked today. our friend, has talked with his sister and his/her mother, in the Philippines

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?

No this is the first I have talked with any one,

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Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if the news is not good that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

This is not an easy thing to do. There are a number of requirements needed not only to adopt, but also to pass on a U.S. immigration benefit. Here is an official link:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/Intercountry-Adoption/Intercountry-Adoption-Country-Information/Philippines.html

You should be able to find all the information that you need at the different tabs, "Who Can Adopt?", "Who Can Be Adopted?", and "How to Adopt?".

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