SULLIVAN41 said on
Many couples adopt children from other countries even if they’re not relocating, but certainly if you are planning an international move, then you may want to consider adopting a child that’s born in the country you plan on living in. Remember that when you adopt a child in a foreign country, they will not automatically gain U.S. citizen status. According to the State Department, children adopted abroad automatically acquire U.S. citizenship if the following are true: “At least one of the child's parents is a U.S. citizen; the child is under 18; the child lives in the legal and physical custody of the American citizen parent; the child is admitted into the United States as an immigrant for lawful permanent residence; and the adoption is final.”
sweetsauce84 said on
Whether you are relocating to another country or a local move, I think it would be in the child's best interest for you to wait. Moving to a different country is a big adjustment for an adult. Imagine what it will be like for a child......a child who will not only have to adapt to a new culture, but a new family, a new house, a new school, new everything! The most important thing this child will need from you during the adoption process is stability.