Adjustment of status process, Explained
Adjustment of Status under 245A finally approved (immediate relative: step-father to child).
Case has been pending for approximately 4 years.
First in absentia MTR was granted and then AOS.
Only issue was whether Client was adopted or not (no adoption papers in the file) but adoption was not necessary because Client qualified as a step child.
IJ noted that Client and step-father were interviewed and indicated that she would defer to the I-130 approval.
DHS waived appeal.