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Immigration process to bring a child to the US?

I just applied for my step son to be brought to the US from El Salvador. Has anybody gone through this process? How long did it take?

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hgibsonorc

Asked by hgibsonorc at 2:54 PM on Nov. 18, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I know a family that adopted 3 kids from somewhere and it only took about 2 weeks. I don't know if it would be the same for you. Are you adopting him?
    Lornamay

    Answer by Lornamay at 2:59 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

  • I'm not technically adopting him...I'm applying for him as his step mother; 2 weeks would be great, but I know that it already took a month for them to send me a letter saying that they recieved my application! Since the INS is so backed up with Immigration from Latin America, I'm just hoping that it won't take more than a year!
    hgibsonorc

    Answer by hgibsonorc at 3:03 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

  • I hope you are able to do it as quickly as possible and good for you that is very awesome. My prayers are with you.
    SheriSanchez

    Answer by SheriSanchez at 3:07 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

  • Immigration lawyer can help You.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:13 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

  • I dont know a darn thing about immagration but I will pary that this happens for your family soon. Good luck.
    lovemybabys1106

    Answer by lovemybabys1106 at 4:29 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

  • Is his mother allowing it? If she is then it shouldn't take long if they recognize the SM/SS relationship and if it hasn't been a really long time the child has seen his father. If the mother isn't allowing it then I have no clue.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 4:31 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

  • It takes a while to bring your own children from another country. longer than if you adopt. it took my cousin almost 3 years and some said that she got lucky it happened so quickly. hope is better for you.
    ny.chica

    Answer by ny.chica at 5:22 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

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