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Adopting a child

My friend wants me to adopt her daughter, she's 14, If I do will she receive free college tuition, or is that just for kids who were in the foster care system, then got adopted....
the reason she wants me to adopt her daughter is the parents have a green card and may be sent back to their original home...
she wants her daughter to be a us citizen an wants her to have the best of things legaly

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michelle217

Asked by michelle217 at 1:24 AM on May. 1, 2011 in Adoption

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  • Was their daughter born in the US? If she was, I thought she was a US Citizen whether the parents are or not?
    I'd consult with a lawyer to make sure.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:32 AM on May. 1, 2011

  • no she was not born here, she was born in mexico
    michelle217

    Comment by michelle217 (original poster) at 1:35 AM on May. 1, 2011

  • free college? never heard of kid who get adopted having free college.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:48 AM on May. 1, 2011

  • Yeah, u only get free college if u get scholarships or are in prison.
    emmyandlisa

    Answer by emmyandlisa at 1:49 AM on May. 1, 2011

  • If you foster a child and then adopt that child that child will get a free college education of their choice, now what I was wondering is if you just straight up adopt a child without going through the fostering. will that child still get free college education
    michelle217

    Comment by michelle217 (original poster) at 1:58 AM on May. 1, 2011

  • Nope... I'm an adoptive parent and my child will only get free college if she gets a scholarship. We adopted our dd from China. Most FC children get a medical subsidy until they are 18...they do not get free college.
    mcginnisc

    Answer by mcginnisc at 8:07 AM on May. 1, 2011

  • I remember hearing something about this when we were going through our adoption classes, but have no idea about the details. I'm sure criteria and amounts differ state to state. I would talk to an adoption attorney.
    AllAboutKeeley

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 10:02 AM on May. 1, 2011

  • Never heard of free college for adopted children. If so, my twins have it made (LOL). Why doesn't she just take a citizenship test? This sounds as though the mother is using adoption for the wrong means.
    TALuke

    Answer by TALuke at 11:36 AM on May. 1, 2011

  • If I recall correctly, if a much older child was adopted (like 16 or 17 years old), he/she would have some or all of college paid. I don't know if that was a state thing or a county thing or a temporary incentive to adopt or what, but it was said. I believe they were just talking about foster care adoptions.
    AllAboutKeeley

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 1:29 PM on May. 1, 2011

  • Sounds dishonest. I wouldn't do it.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 2:55 PM on May. 1, 2011

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