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Child Citizenship Act of 2000 and Readoption

Child Citizenship Act of 2000 and Readoption

A common question we hear is, "Do I have to readopt my internationally adopted child in the U.S. in order for them to get citizenship?" The answer is that it depends on what type of Visa your child received when coming to the United States. IH visas are for children...

Adult Adoption in California

Adult Adoption in California

Adult adoption is a very straight-forward process in California and a good solution to several common family situations. Sometimes, a stepparent wishes to formalize a stepparent-child relationship, even though the child is no longer a child. Our office regularly...

Does Race Matter in Adoption?

Does Race Matter in Adoption?

“Race matters in adoption because race matters in America.” ---Twila L. Perry As a white mom with two black kids, I reluctantly agree with that statement. I’d prefer it not to be true and frankly, living in a mixed, working class neighborhood in Los Angeles, haven’t...

Real Talk About the Blessings and Challenges of Adoption

Real Talk About the Blessings and Challenges of Adoption

As an attorney who focuses her practice on adoption law and a mother of six, including two adopted children, it can be hard to talk about the challenges that sometimes arise in a foster adoption or international adoption. On the one hand, not talking about the ongoing...