31 Mar '18, 4pm

If Kansas #vet's adopted daughter is deported, family will go with her to #SouthKorea

If Kansas #vet's adopted daughter is deported, family will go with her to #SouthKorea

A retired Army lieutenant colonel with six tours of duty, Patrick Schreiber says that his failure to gain an understanding of immigration law is "the greatest regret in my life." Because it now could mean having to move his family to South Korea next year so he, his wife and adopted daughter could stay together. In 2013, just before he deployed to Afghanistan as a chief intelligence officer, Schreiber of Lansing, Mich. assumed he and his wife had time to adopt a Korean-immigrant niece, then 15, as their daughter. Having consulted with an adoption attorney, he thought the cut-off date to legally adopt would be her 18th birthday. "I assumed wrong," he says now, having adopted the girl when she was 17. Too late, according to the government. A federal statute says that children brought into the country should be adopted before age 16 to be allowed access to U.S. citizenship. A...

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