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Immigration of Adopted and Prospective Adopted Children




The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service) published this guide for parent considering an international adoption. This manual includes procedures that apply to children adopted from countries that do not participate in the Hague Convention (non-Convention countries). (2 hours)


Parents must complete and submit a quiz covering the contents of this manual to their IFS Program Director. The quiz can be downloaded by clicking here.


Be sure to check out the post-arrival information by clicking here for information on obtaining a Social Security card and proof of U.S. citizenship, post-adoption and post-placement reports, re-adoption, finalization, and adoption tax credits.

Click to begin download: USCIS M-249 Adoptions. Download the quiz and complete it as you read the manual.

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