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FAQs: After Travel

When I come home does my child become an American citizen automatically?

Yes! The Child Citizenship Act states your child will be an automatic citizen as soon as you arrive in the States. However, we strongly encourage you to obtain both a US Passport and a Certificate of Citizenship.  This process will be explained to you once you return home.  USCIS is in the process of trying to streamline this for you!

Is the adoption full, final and legal in China?

Yes!  However, it is strongly recommended that you re-legalize the adoption in your state to obtain a US issued document stating that you have parental rights to your child.  Even though the adoption is legalized and finalized in China, it is a very important part of your child's adoption process.  This will also enable you to receive a birth certificate in English which makes life easier for her down the road.  This is an easy, and often times, fun process, which you will complete with guidance from your social worker during the post adoption period!  For more information on the re-legalization process, contact your local probate court and speak with the adoption clerk.

Will you help us get our child's passport and another additional documents when we return home?

Yes! We will email the "Return From China Package". 

 

Hague Convention Accreditation

COA LogoOur agency submitted our application for the accreditation right after the form became available and became Hague Accredited in 2007.  High service is our agency’s goal since we started the agency. We passed the COA accreditation in 2003 and Lillian, our director, is a COA peer reviewer. We think the Hague Convention is important and we are fully ready for Hague accreditation. While there is a cost associated with the Hague accreditation, our agency is determined not to raise our adoption fees. We take pride in our responsible financial management style and we will continue our practice of efficiency and effectiveness. Our program has the lowest total cost in the country since we started and we are committed to stay with the course for future.