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Legitimated

legitimated

Most countries have legal procedures for natural fathers of children born out of wedlock to acknowledge their children. A legitimated child from any country has two legal parents and cannot qualify as an orphan unless: 1. only one of the parents is living, or 2. both of the parents have abandoned the child



Source: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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