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AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP PROBLEM (ADOPTED CHILD)

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1 AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP PROBLEM (ADOPTED CHILD) on Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:03 am

petercajeta


Arresto Menor
Hi. I am a filipina married to an american for over 10 years. My husband has recently passed away. My husband is no longer capable of giving a child due to health reason. One day, a baby girl who was left by his mother in the hospital and we were called if we are interested to have the child as our own daughter. We made all the documentation to register her at the local civil registrar in our municipality and the NSO as our own daughter.

When my husband passed away just recently, I'm now having a problem on how to explain this case to the US embassy. I went there once and they told me why I did not apply my daughter for an american citizenship? I said my husband has been sick and he is tired of going to the embassy. Now, the embassy is willing to help me for the american citizenship process of my daughter.

My questions are:

(1) Do I have to tell the US embassy about the true story of my daughter?

(2) I know that as far as documentation is concerned, I have all the necessary documents such as birth certificate, school records, baptismal certificate and other important records to show that she is our daughter. But I'm scared if they are going to conduct a DNA test to my daughter and I will be charged of being dishonest to them.

Please help me....

Thanks,
Feli

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ed shuck


Arresto Menor
1st thing dont tell them the "true"story
just present the documents that you have
also contact the American association philippines(AAP) maybe they can offer advice

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