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Changeling

Question:How long does it take to adopt a child?

Is there a range of time to keep in mind?

Asked by Changeling on 4/30/08 1 Answer»
BossNumber1

Answer:

My parent's adopted a 15 year old from Kazahkstan a couple years ago. The process took about a year before they could bring him home, and then it was another 6 months or so before he became an official citizen and all the paperwork was complete. I think it varies, but anywhere between 6 months - 2 years is fairly normal.

Answered by: BossNumber1 on 5/4/08
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