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EAC is excited to have you as one of our post-adoptive parents! Our relationship does not stop now. In a sense, it is just beginning. You are now part of the EAC family.

Our Post-Adoptive Department is available to answer your questions …. We are just a phone call away!

Certificate of Citizenship

As of January 2004, when both adoptive parents travel to a foreign country to visit with the child before the adoption is finalized, the child will automatically receive a Certificate of Citizenship from USCIS.  This certificate will be mailed to your home, arriving within 6-8 weeks of returning to the U.S.    If both parents did not travel, you must first re-adopt and file Form N-600 with USCIS.

Re-adoption

Even if re-adoption is not necessary in your county of residence, it is a good idea to re-adopt for the purpose of securing an American birth certificate.  An American birth certificate is required in order to obtain a U.S. passport for your child.   Since foreign documents may be difficult or impossible to replace, EAC encourages families to re-adopt soon after returning home.  The re-adoption process varies by State of residence.

American Birth Certificate

You should contact your local Probate Court and/or Child and Family Services Department to inquire about the procedure for obtaining an American birth certificate.

Social Security Number

If you adopted on an I-800, your child’s social security card will be automatically sent to you.  If you adopted on an I-600 you will need to submit Form SS-5 with your local Social Security Office.

Taxpayer Identification Number

An ATIN may be requested from the IRS as a temporary number for use. In addition, EAC requires monthly parental reports for the first year and quarterly reports for the second and third year.

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