An adoption dossier is a collection of documents that is submitted to the country of origin in order to adopt a child. It can include things such as fingerprints, birth certificates, marriage licenses, and financial statements. An apostille is a certification provided under the Hague Convention of 1961 for authenticating documents for use in foreign countries.
Adoption dossiers need to be apostilled in order to be recognized as legal documents in another country. The apostille is a form of authentication that is placed on a document to verify that it is a true and accurate copy of the original document. The only way to obtain an Apostille in Mississippi is to go through the Mississippi Secretary of State's office. The list of items that can be apostilled by the Secretary of State is found in North Carolina General Statute Chapter 10B, Article 3, which reads as follows:
"Apostille" means a certificate issued by the Secretary of State under the authority of the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, for authenticating documents for use in foreign countries. (1961, c.199, s. 1; 2011-183, s. 20(x).
In order to get an apostille for an adoption dossier, you must first contact the court that handled the adoption proceedings and request a certified copy of the dossier. Once you have the certified copy of the dossier, you must then take it to the U.S. Department of State and request an apostille.
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