What South Dakota’s new law does, plus how and when adopted people can apply to the state for a copy of their own original birth records.
YIKES! Hot Mess of a Bill in California
A newly-introduced and unexpected bill in California is a hot mess. It preserves court involvement plus creates new rights of redaction for birthparents. Here’s what you need to know and what you can do to help.
We Can Do This (Because We Must)
What’s to do after Congress failed yet again to fix US citizenship for intercountry adoptees? Our own work.
Indiana’s Adoption-in-a-Box Pipeline
Indiana SB345 is adoption-in-a-box and a recipe for corruption. It may also be the future if we don’t do something about it.
New Massachusetts Law: FAQ
Poof! Goodbye donut hole. How a new equal rights law for Massachusetts-born adult adopted people will now work.
Louisiana’s Equal Rights Law: FAQ
How a new equal rights law for Louisiana-born adult adopted people works.
Tennessee Dumps Its Contact Veto
Tennessee in 2022 eliminated its onerous and discriminatory contact veto, which had criminalized contact in the context of adoptions.
Idaho’s Discriminatory Law: A FAQ
A FAQ about Idaho’s new law, which puts restrictions upon restrictions for adult adopted people who request a copy of their own original birth certificates.
Getting Your Own Immigration Records
A resource for intercountry adoptees to obtain their own immigration records through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Testimony in Favor of Louisiana HB450
Written testimony of Adoptee Rights Law Center in favor of Louisiana HB450, submitted to the Senate Judiciary A Committee.