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Maybe. In order to take FMLA leave to care for your adult daughter, she must be incapable of self-care due to a disability and you must be needed to care for her because of a serious health condition. While any incapacity due to pregnancy will be a serious health condition for FMLA purposes, pregnancy itself is not a disability. However, pregnancy-related impairments may be considered disabilities if they substantially limit a major life activity.
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If your daughter has a pregnancy-related impairment, such as pregnancy-related sciatica, that substantially limits one or more of her major life activities, such as walking or lifting, then she has a disability. If she is incapable of self-care due to that disability (e.g., she needs active assistance in cooking, cleaning, and shopping), then she qualifies as an adult daughter under the FMLA. In such circumstances, assuming you are an eligible employee, you will be able to take FMLA-protected leave if you are needed to care for her.
The determination of whether an impairment qualifies as a serious health condition must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and can vary between individuals with the same disability. While cerebral palsy is recognized to be a disability, your daughter must also be incapable of self-care because of her disability and her need for care must result from a serious health condition as defined in the FMLA.
This study explored the experience of parents living with, and caring for, an adult son or daughter with schizophrenia. There is increasing emphasis on the involvement of carers and users in the care for people with schizophrenia. 'A Vision for Change' highlights the need for a partnership approach and emphasizes that carers are an integral part in the planning and delivery of mental health services. In order to meet such requests, it was necessary to explore the meaning of caregiving for Irish families. A descriptive qualitative design was used to enable parents to describe their experiences. Semi-structured, in-depth interviews with a convenience sample of six parents in Ireland were carried out in 2007. The study encompassed four major themes: psychological tsunami, caring activities, coping with enduring illness and an uncertain pathway. Parents reported severe psychological distress when their son or daughter was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Their deep sense of loss was followed by acceptance of the situation. Feelings of love and a sense of responsibility helped to give meaning to their caring role. This study gave a voice to some parents of a son or daughter with schizophrenia. A family-centred approach should be at the core of care planning for this vulnerable population.
If you are a U.S. green card holder (permanent resident), you might be able to petition for your foreign-born children who are age 21 or older (referred to as "sons or daughters" by U.S. immigration law) to immigrate to the U.S. and receive lawful permanent residence (green cards).
To start this process, you will need to prepare and submit a visa petition to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Form I-130, with supporting documents and a fee. If petitioning for more than one son or daughter, you'll need to fill out an I-130 for each of them. This article describes how to fill out and submit that form.
Also realize that, if your son or daughter is living abroad, they will have to wait until the I-130 is approved and a visa becomes available before coming to live with you. Approval of the I-130 confers no rights to enter or live in the United States.
There's good news and bad news. The bad news is that your son or daughter will go from F2A to F2B, and there is often a much longer wait for a permanent resident opening (immigrant visa or green card) in the F2B category than in the F2A category. The good news is that you don't have to start the process all over again. U.S. immigration authorities will automatically convert your son or daughter's category from F2A to F2B.
How soon your son or daughter (married or over 21) will be able to immigrate to the U.S. after you submit the I-130 depends on how much demand there is in category F2B by people from their home country. Category F2B allows only around 26,000 people to become permanent residents each year worldwide, and there is also a limit on the number of new residents from each country. So, your adult son or daughter might have to wait many years before an immigrant visa or green card becomes available. Waits for people from Mexico and the Philippines tend to be several years longer than for other people, because of high demand.
See an immigration attorney immediately if your son or daughter is living in the U.S. unlawfully (after an illegal entry or the expiration of a visa or other authorized stay). A waiver might be available from USCIS for your relative, which would legally excuse the unlawful presence. Having an approved I-130 alone, however, will not solve the problem of unlawful presence.
Question 1: Your son or daughter would not have an Alien Registration Number unless they were previously in the U.S., and even then only if they had applied for some kind of immigration benefit while in the U.S. or was placed into removal (deportation) proceedings. See a lawyer to make sure this history doesn't affect your child's future immigration prospects.
Question 3: Your son or daughter won't have a Social Security Number unless they have lived in the U.S. and had a work permit, a visa allowing work, or U.S. residence. If your child doesn't have a Social Security number, write "none" here.
Question 5: You need not mention personal nicknames of your son or daughter, but should include any first or last names by which they've been commonly known, and which therefore might have made it onto paperwork that will, now or later, be submitted to U.S. immigration decision-makers.
Question 10: This question asks if anyone has ever filed a petition for your son or daughter (most likely also on Form I-130). Checking that someone else has filed for the petitioner (for example, a pending F4 sibling petition by a U.S. citizen sibling does not preclude you from filing this petition, which is in category F2B petition. More than one petition can be on file for someone at once. (See Can More Than One U.S. Family Member Petition for the Same Immigrant?.) Or you can check "unknown," if your son or daughter truly does not know whether someone has filed a petition for him or her.
Question 11: List your son or daughter's current address. If they live somewhere without a street number, enter as much identifying information as you can (such as district or neighborhood).
Questions 25-44: These ask about your son or daughter's current spouse and children. Your child should not have a current spouse. However, if they have children under the age of 21, the children may be included in this visa category as "derivative beneficiaries," so long as you do not become a U.S. citizen.
Questions 47-50: These deal with your son or daughter's passport or travel document. Most beneficiaries have a passport. However, some, such as refugee or asylees, do not have passports, and can be issued travel documents by the Department of State instead.
Questions 53-56: If your son or daughter is or has been in immigration court (removal or deportation) proceedings in the U.S., be sure to contact an attorney before filing Form I-130.
Questions 6-9: These refer to other I-130 petitions you are filing at the same time as the one for your son or daughter (for example, a petition for your spouse, or another son or daughter), so that USCIS can process everyone together. (Their applications could be separated later, however, based on different priorities within the visa preference system.)
If USCIS approves the application, it will send you a notice and then forward the case to the National Visa Center (NVC) for further processing. Your son or daughter can expect to later receive communications from the NVC and/or consulate, telling him or her when it's time to apply for the visa and go for the interview. See Consular Processing Procedures for more information.
You might think that you could speed up your son or daughter's case by becoming a U.S. citizen (in which case they would automatically move to the F1, family first preference category), but adult sons and daughters of U.S. citizens often end up waiting longer than sons and daughters of permanent residents! If you do become a citizen after your I-130 is filed, and this will be less beneficial for your son or daughter based on his or her priority date, you can ask USCIS to keep your son or daughter in the F2B category.
The aim of this study was to illuminate the meaning of parental care-giving with reference to having an adult son or daughter with severe mental illness living in a care setting. The parents were asked to narrate their relationship to offspring in the past, in the present, and their thoughts and feelings concerning the future. The study was guided by a phenomenological hermeneutic perspective. The meaning of parental care was illuminated in the themes 'living with sorrow, anguish and constant worry', 'living with guilt and shame', 'relating with carer/care; comfort and hardships' 'coming to terms with difficulties' and 'hoping for a better life for the adult child'. Parental care-giving emerged as a life-long effort. The narratives revealed ongoing grief, sorrow and losses interpreted as chronic sorrow. The narratives disclosed a cultural conflict between the family system and the care system, which was interpreted as a threat to the parental role, but also experiences of receiving comfort and having confidence in the care given. Experiences of stigma were interpreted from the way of labelling illness, narrated experiences of shame and relations with the public and mental health professionals. Parents' persisting in the care-giving role, striving to look after themselves and expressing hopes for the future were interpreted as a process of coming to terms with difficulties. Results suggest that mental health professionals need to be aware of their own attitudes and treatment of families, improve their cooperation with, and support to families, and provide opportunities for family members to meet one another. 041b061a72