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    October 25, 2012 7:06:32 PM EDT
    [size= small; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif]I live in the U.S. and I have been speaking with a prospective co-parent who lives in Spain. If she were to raise our child there does anyone know if our child would have joint US and Spanish citizenship?[/size]
  • April 30, 2014 11:55:42 AM EDT
    Hi there,

    I think the issue of cross-border co-parenting is a very relevant one.

    I myself am in the early stages of the process with someone who lives in Mexico.

    In addition to the great resources that this website provides, I found these other links pertaining to cross-border parenting...

    The lady who runs this site is a mediator and she seems to have some experience in international family law mediation:

    Here is a sample international parenting plan that she discusses:

    And here's a related post that addresses the cross-border/long-distance aspect of co-parenting, beyond what the sample Co-Parenting Agreement given by Family by Design may cover:

    Additionally, something to keep in mind in cases of international co-parenting, is the (sad) possibility that one parent may choose to abduct/detain the child in their own country, against the wishes and/or custodial rights of the other parent. There is an international treaty signed by many countries on this matter called the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction:

    It is good to know whether the countries the co-parents are from are parties to this treaty. Spain is. So is Mexico although unfortunately they have been exhibiting gross patterns of non-compliance with treaty provisions.

    Another relevant website I found re: cross-border co-parenting is:

    Good luck everybody!