Do I get citizenship if I was adopted by a US resident?

Asked on Jul 20th, 2011 on Immigration - Nevada
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I came to the u.s. in 1978 at the age of 8 as an lpr. I was adopted by my stepfather in 1979 at the age of 9. In 1985 my mother became a citizen and in 1986 my stepfather became a citizen (I was 15 and 16 at the times) they never applied for a certificate for me. I was living with them when they naturalized. I am now 41 and have convictions. Did I derive citizenship through them? Will my convictions play a role I started getting into trouble at 21.
Answered on Aug 02nd, 2011 at 8:06 AM
You are a U.S. citizen, please call our office for a time to meet to assist you with your case.

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Answered on Jul 31st, 2011 at 9:38 AM
The law at the time was that if both parents were USC before you turned 18 and you were admitted as a LPR, you derived citizenship.

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