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  •  When we adopted (5+ / 0-)
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    NonnyO, ladybug53, MRA NY, diggerspop, kaliope

    It wasn't automatic. We had to submit naturalization paperwork, write a check, and wait ... about a year in each case.

    The processing was automatic ... no citizenship tests, etc. ... I'm sure there was an age limit imposed, but ours were 15 and 27 months old when adopted, so that wasn't an issue.

    Rather than a naturalization ceremony, it was done in courts and handled by a judge.

    I believe that the laws have changed to make it even more "automatic" than that ... but I haven't followed them that closely I must confess.

    "We're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this," President Obama, 12/14/12

    by bjedward on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 01:16:24 PM PST

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    •  If I remember, I'll look tonight (4+ / 0-)
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      Chun Yang, MRA NY, diggerspop, kaliope

      and see if they have citizenship papers or naturalization papers ....

      "We're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this," President Obama, 12/14/12

      by bjedward on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 01:19:56 PM PST

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      •  we have citizenship papers/adoptee (5+ / 0-)
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        koNko, MRA NY, diggerspop, kaliope, bjedward

        We got our son in China in 99, and applied for citizenship papers. The law changed while we waited for an appointment, so we were able to get his passport just with the adoption documents. He even got a green card in an amazing two weeks after arriving, and I used to pull it out in Chinese restaurants and joking that he was eligible for a job! We had to surrender the green card when he got citizenship.

        George W. Bush: the worst Republican president SO FAR.

        by Chun Yang on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 04:17:11 PM PST

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      •  Yes, ours is a Cert of Citizenship also (2+ / 0-)
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        diggerspop, kaliope

        I remember the Green Card, and making the same joke!

        We,,  however, had to get Ecuadorian passports for our children, exit papers from Ecuador for them, and a U.S. Visa for entry to get them home.

        Green card came just about as fast ....

        But it was ~18 months later that they became citizens - a process we started after we finished the adoptions here in Massachusetts (which means they can get certified birth certificates from MA instead of Ecuador).

        "We're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this," President Obama, 12/14/12

        by bjedward on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 04:56:13 PM PST

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