Completing Intercountry Adoptions Not Finalized Abroad - Puerto Rico

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Requirements for Completing the Adoption

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Required Evidence/Documentation

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Background Studies

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Placement Supervision and Reporting

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Effect of Adoption Decree on Parental Rights

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Obtaining a U.S. Birth Certificate

Citation: Ann. Laws Tit. 24, § 1139

In a case in which the adoptee was born outside of Puerto Rico but was adopted in Puerto Rico, it shall be the duty of the Chief of the Division of Demographic Registry and Vital Statistics of the Department of Health to transfer to the corresponding officer of the adoptee's birth place a certified copy of the judgment issued by the court in the adoption case.

The Vital Statistics Registry shall keep a special registry for the registration of adoptions of persons born outside of Puerto Rico and adopted in Puerto Rico.