PREVIOUS ARTICLE

Facts About Parenting a Child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

SHOW ALL ARTICLES

All Adoption Stories

NEXT ARTICLE

5 Myths of Korean Adoption

Re-Adoption Once Your Child is Home

Post-Adoption USA

0 Comments 5 Stars (1 Ratings)

  Written by Suzanne Gee on 06 Jun 2015

Many families contact us after their adoption inquiring about a birth certificate for their adopted child. Completing the re-adoption process is the only way for an internationally adopted child to receive a United States birth certificate. This would mean that you adopted your child in their native country and he/she entered the US on an IR3 Visa. The re-adoption process is the formal registration of a foreign adoption in the US courts and is sometimes referred to as such.

If your child has an IR4 Visa, then you need to complete a different process, finalizing the adoption in the US. This means that you either did not have the opportunity to observe the child before the adoption took place or that the country you adopted from requires the adoption to be finalized in the US. In these cases, families need to work with an attorney and complete a domestic adoption through the local court system.

It is important to complete the re-adoption so that your child will have a state issued birth certificate from the US. While some entities recognize adoption documents from other countries, many do not. Families often have trouble with obtaining a driver’s license from the BMV, enrolling their child in college, or getting a US passport for example. There is no time limit, so you can complete the process at any time after the adoption. However, we do recommend that you complete it as soon as possible to ensure that your child has the appropriate documents.

The re-adoption process varies by state. With most states, it is typically easy and at a low cost to the family. You can check with your placement or home study agency for advice about the process. KidsFirst does offer this service to families living in Indiana. Once paperwork is filed, it generally takes 3-4 months to receive the new birth certificate. The certificate will include the child’s full adopted name, as well as the names of the adoptive mother and father. It will be issued by the State but will show the child’s country of birth. KidsFirst would be happy to assist you with your re-adoption. Please contact us should you have any questions. This is such an important final step in the adoption process!

 

 




ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED BY

RATE THIS ARTICLE

1
Ratings
This article is currently rated 5 stars

SHARE WITH FRIENDS

 EMAIL   PRINT   SAVE 
comments powered by Disqus

View All Adoption Stories


  • Contact Wizard
  • Family Profile
  • Photolisting

RainbowKids.com is an Adoption Advocacy Website. We are the largest and oldest, online website helping people to adopt from multiple countries. Through RainbowKids, thousands of special needs and waiting children have found families... READ ABOUT US

STAY CONNECTED!

MOST RECENT UPDATES

RAINBOWKIDS TWEETS


  • @RainbowKidsNews How cute is Rachel? She is 4 and waiting for her very own forever family! https://t.co/WEAizwWC3n https://t.co/m69jvsJlus

  • @RainbowKidsNews 21 children are coming HOME! #FamiliesFoundFriday 4,601 children still wait and hope to come home...please share!… https://t.co/ale8ePbbNp

  • @RainbowKidsNews URGENT! Donovan needs our help! He turns 14 in 3 months & will age out if not adopted. $3000 fee reduction!… https://t.co/H7RaFywmfp

  • Read all tweets
    RainbowKids.com © Copyright 2015, All Rights Reserved
    Log in    |    Sign up    |    Home