In adoption, refers to the entry of children from other countries for the purpose of being adopted by U.S. citizens.
The naturalization process was streamlined by Congress in 1989 to one interview with INS officials. Prior to that time, the naturalization process was more complex. The INS is located at 425 I St. NW Washington DC 20536 (See also INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION; KOREAN ADOPTED CHILDREN; LATIN-AMERICAN ADOPTIONS; INDIA.)
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