International Adoption & Business
Guiding You Through the Process of International Adoption
Going through an international adoption process can be complex and confusing. Many different rules and regulations apply, depending on the country you wish to adopt from. Most countries have their own policies regarding the age and marital status of adoptive applicants. These procedures can be difficult to interpret and properly follow; the advice of an experienced immigration lawyer can make a huge difference in the outcome of your adoption application.
You Get the Benefit of Our Real-World Experience
The Law Offices of Grant Kaplan are located in Boca Raton, Florida. For more than 25 years, principal attorney Grant Kaplan has helped people throughout the U.S. and the world with issues related to immigration, international adoption and business.
We Help You Complete the Required Documents
Although the documents required for adoption vary in each country, we will work with you to complete the necessary documents and have them certified, legalized, translated and sent to your child’s country to be filed in court or presented to government officials.
We can help you complete the following legal documents required for adoption:
- Birth, marriage and health certificates
- Financial status reports
- Police clearance
- U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) approval
We can also help you complete the required I-600A forms (Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition) documenting your required home study and FBI fingerprint clearance. We will send the I-600A forms and supporting documents to the immigration office closest to you.
Advising You Every Step of the Way
We can advise you on every step until your adoption is complete. We will enter your petition to adopt in court. If your child is being escorted to you, we will help you complete the legal work and visa application before is permission is granted for the escort to leave the country with your child. We will help you deal with the adoption agencies and the local cultures in the country you wish to adopt from.
We Can Assist You in International Business Matters
Our legal team can also assist you on a variety of matters related to international business. Those matters include:
International Commercial Litigation. In today’s global business environment, commercial disputes often arise regardless of geographic boundaries. International litigation brings unique circumstances and raises special issues. Our legal team is experienced in working with these factors and can represent you in international litigation and arbitration.
International Joint Ventures. With international joint ventures, there are a number of statutes, regulations and legal requirements which must be understood by those involved, including the overseas partner, the U.S. business executive, the investment banker and the professional advisors. We can help in negotiating and drafting international joint venture agreements.
Offshore Corporate Trusts. We can help you develop an offshore financial plan or offshore structure to enhance the privacy, protection and performance of your financial affairs. Such a plan involves holding personal or corporate wealth outside of your country where it is subject to greater secrecy regulations, low or no tax and local regulations that protect your investment structures.
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation
Contact us for a free consultation if you would like help with an international adoption or business matter, including obtaining a green card. We will provide you with courteous and prompt service. Our office is on-call 24 hours a day for emergency situations.