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Bringing Foreign Kids into the Country

Over the summer, my wife and I went to the Dominican Republic to visit her family. While there, we met the 9 year old daughter of one of her cousins. This girl was the sweetest kid I’ve ever met. Recently we’ve been talking about bringing her up to the states so she’ll have a better life. The family would probably be open to the idea. We probably wouldn’t adopt her, she has a mostly intact family, probably just assume “guardianship” Where she’s a family member, we probably wouldn’t have to deal with adoption agencies right? Anyone ever done anything like this? Any of you legal/international people know how to do this legally? I do searches on the net and get all kinds of businesses trying to sell me stuff. Thanks