Q&A: the process for adopting an illegal immigrant child?
Question by edisonlee520: the process for adopting an illegal immigrant child?
i met a 13-year old chinese girl several days ago. she just came to US recently but without going through a legal process. well, in another way of saying this, she is a illegal immigrant. she told me she was abandoned by her parents. well, i really want to help her, but i am just a international student. how can i help her to legal stay in US. thanks.
Answer by James Watkin
You do know that what you are told is not always the truth and unless you verify her story and her age, you could be placing yourself in a postition to be used or blackmailed.
It is best to call CPS and let them know you would like to adopt her or foster her when she is available to find a home. If you just let her move in and she is a minor runaway, you can go down for harboring a runaway, kidnapping and a couple of other felonies.
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