Citizenship Process Update

So the lawyers have determined… and this concerns documenting my link to my natural mother, that several layers of proof will be needed beyond the document trail I have now. I guess the good thing is that at least as it stands now, there is no legal impediment to an adopted out child having access to his birth citizenship. The only question left now is to conclusively demonstrate to the Italian legal system that I am actually the son of an Italian citizen. However, if that can be shown then i should be cleared to receive my Italian citizenship as well.

Plan A, and the version most likely to succeed, is to have the evidence done in Italy. The evidence they want is: Testimony from my mom: that I am her son, a DNA test, and possibly testimony from other family members in Italy that know both my mom and I and have seen us together.

However, this is basically out of the question as my mom can’t travel away from the house with the health condition my grandmother is in right now. As the full time caretaker, she is basically tied to the house.

So Plan B is to petition the Italian courts to¬† accept DNA tests done according to legal standards here and accept mom’s testimony before the Consulate General in Los Angeles. If they won’t, then I will be dead in the water until such a time as my mom would be free enough to travel to Italy…. basically when nonna passes on.

Plan C would be to have the link established here in California, but there is no precedent for this and they are not sure the California courts would want to hear such a case concerning parentage for purposes of obtaining a foreign citizenship.

So we are attempting to gauge how best to proceed- plans B or C, since plan A isn’t feasible at this point.

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