Whose Child is This?

A U.S. citizen couple seeking to register the births abroad of two children conceived through in-vitro fertilization, one of whom was carried by a surrogate mother, discovered  that only one of them had the father’s genetic material due to a mixup by the foreign clinic. Working closely with US embassy officials and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, we achieved a solution that allowed the Embassy to issue a passport to one child and an immigrant visa to the other. Both children were able to return to the US with their parents.