A re-adoption is a process wherein a foreign born child was legally adopted and brought to the United States with the approval of the US State Department. In some cases, the re-adoption will be required in order to perfect the child’s U.S. citizenship. In other cases, the re-adoption might not be required but sought by the adoptive family so that they will have an Order from a court in the United States memorializing the re-adoption. In some cases, the state where the re-adoption finalized might provide the family and the child with a state issued birth certificate for that child.
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