Adopting in the Military & From Overseas

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Sally Anne Bowen is in the middle of packing for her family. She is used to this routine. Her husband Kevin, an Air Force major and squadron commander in North Carolina, is being transferr... [more]

Breaking Down the Barriers
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Daniel - 2 weeks ago
I was adopted from one military family to another while both were stationed in Iceland in 1959. I recently petitioned the state dept for a copy of my birth record.They found it but my name on it is still that of my natural parents.How do I get a copy of my adoption papers to show my legal name change so I can I can get the necessary paperwork to show proof of citizenship so I can get a new passport. The state dept won't send me a copy of my record of birth overseas because it isn't in my legal name.Both my natural and adopted parents were American so citizenship is not in question .I just need the paperwork proving it to satisfy the passport people #1
Laura - 2 months ago
how to obtain a copy of my adoption paperwork; my father was stationed in Okinawa Japan and they adopted me from Hong Kong, please advise, thanks #2
Frank - 2 weeks ago
Married German national adopted her two sons 3 #3
Julie - 1 year ago
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I am trying to get a copy of my adoption records- where do I start? #4
Vicki - 3 years ago
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IM trying to get a copy of my birth certificate from a military adoption in Italy.where doI start. I was born in 1966 #5
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