Family & Adoption Based Immigration

Andrea has successfully represented many couples and families in marriage and other family based

immigration matters. She also is one of a select few immigration attorneys in the U.S. with experience

in complex adoption based immigration matters. Andrea regularly receives referrals of such adoption

cases from other immigration attorneysAndrea counsels families, adoption agencies and attorneys

throughout the world concerning adoption based immigration cases. Andrea has testified as an expert 

witness in Court,  to include during the landmark international adoption case of Bissoon v. Johnson.

Andrea emigrated from Hungary as an infant with her family. Her family was extremely fortunate to

qualify for political asylum. As a first-generation immigrant, Andrea appreciates the challenges faced by

immigrants and she brings that understanding to her work with clients. Andrea also is the mother of 4 

children, each adopted from abroad. She has a daughter from India, a son from China and a daughter and

son from Cambodia. Andrea's children emigrated pursuant to immigrant visas based on Orphan Petitions. 


  • Marriage Based Petitions
  • K-3 Spousal Petitions
  • K-1 Fiance Petitions
  • Petitions Filed by Parents
  • Petitions Filed By Sibling
  • Petitions Filed BY Adult Child
  • Removal of Conditional Residency
  • Strategies For Domestic Partners
  • Adjustment of Status Applications
  • Consular Immigrant Visa Processing
  • Orphan Petitions (Hague & Non-Hague) 
  • Orphan Petition Requests For Evidence
  • Orphan Petition Motions to Re-Open/Appeals
  • Petition Based On 2 Years Post Adoption Co-Habitation
  • International Adoption Counseling



  • Certificates of Citizenship
  • Naturalization Applications
  • Reentry Permit Applications
  • Renew/Replace Resident Card
  • U.S. Passport Application/Issues