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Basics of Adoption-Related Immigration in Michigan


When it comes to immigration, one of the most common reasons for it is family.

There are two kinds of family-based immigration that are related to adoption. There is the Haque process and the United States Adopted Child Under the Family-Based Petition Process. 

According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the processes of the two are very different. 

Orphan Process: Adopted Child Under the Family-Based Petition Process

The Adopted Child Under the Family-Based Petition Process is also known as the Orphan Process. The Orphan Process is used by any United States citizen who establishes that they will provide proper parental care to the child.

According to the USCIS website, you will be required to establish the following:

  • That the child whom you have adopted or plan to adopt is an “orphan” as defined in U.S. immigration law;
  • That you have adopted the child abroad, and that at least 1 of you personally saw and observed the child before or during the adoption proceedings; or
  • That you will adopt the child in the United States after the child arrives in the United States (you must have permission to bring the child out of his or her own country and to the United States for adoption)

This process begins by filling up the information provided on Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, to determine whether a child who has been or will be adopted by a U.S. citizen can be classified as an orphan for an immediate relative immigrant visa.

Hague Process

The second process is the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). 

The Hague Adoption Convention is an international treaty that provides important safeguards to protect the best interests of children, birth parents, and adoptive parents in intercountry adoptions.

Are you in the process of doing adoption-based immigration in Michigan? The next set of articles in this series can help you out.

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Here at Haque Legal, we always have your back. Make sure that on your first free consultation we tell you everything that you need to know about your immigration case as well as the cost and the expenses that would be associated with it.

The consultation is free for the first time because we understand that you need to at least have that guidance coming from a reputable law firm and lawyer to assess your case. If you have concerns about your immigration and you need a lawyer to handle it you can always contact our law firm and we can talk about your situation and the best way that we can handle it, especially in terms of the expenses.

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Our law firm is dedicated to making sure that those who are innocent will be protected by the law and that the full extent of justice will be used.


The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.

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If you need a Southfield immigration lawyer to help you during your proceedings, call us immediately. If you have any problem with the law or are seeking justice and truth, our numbers are standing by to take your call.

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