Adopting a child is one of the most selfless things any person can do. For Amy and Marco Becerra — two Americans that were presented with the fact that a child had been abandoned at 11 days old and were asked if they wanted to adopt her — they could not say no.
The couple was living in Peru at the time and had been there for a couple of years raising their daughter. However, a new job opportunity back in the U.S. made the couple want to return. They also wanted to give their daughter a better life in the U.S. and so that was the plan, according to Fox31.
However, their move back home wasn’t as easy as that. U.S. immigration only gave their baby, who is now 4-years-old, a travel visa and that visa expires at the end of August. So far, immigration has denied the baby’s application to stay in the U.S. with her parents, which means she is facing deportation.
“We’re both citizens. My husband and I have a full legal binding adoption completed and we have a birth certificate that lists no other parent,” Amy Becerra said in an interview with Fox31.
The other astonishing thing about this case, aside from the fact that they have legal adoption clearance in Peru, is that both parents work for the government. The Hill reports that Amy Becerra is a Colorado state employee and her husband, Marco, is a federal government employee.
“It’s inconceivable that a child of two citizen parents would have to live out their life as an undocumented alien in this country,” Amy said to Fox31.
The couple right now are trying to retain an immigration lawyer and understand why the U.S. government would deny their child to stay with the two people who love her the most.