Child Citizen Act
This law confers United States citizenship automatically to foreign-born children adopted by citizens of the United States.
Child Citizenship Act
Child Citizenship Act of 2000 (PL 106-395) amends the Immigration and Nationality Act so as to confer U.S. citizenship automatically to foreign-born children adopted by citizens of the United States.
The child must meet the following requirements:
- Have at least one American citizen parent by birth or naturalization;
- Be under 18 years of age;
- Live in the legal and physical custody of the American citizen parent; and
- Be admitted as an immigrant for lawful permanent residence.
To read the specifics of this Act, please visit the website link Child Citizenship Act.