Help intercountry adoptees secure or prove US citizenship. We can build a national free legal clinic to do that.
Current Goal: $10,000 to jumpstart a legal clinic to represent intercountry adoptees pro bono for issues related to securing or proving US citizenship. The funds will be used to pay for the operation of the clinic, with volunteer attorneys recruited to take on cases for free. We will look for a nonprofit organization to house the clinic once it is fully established.
Prior Needs Met (you all rock!): Over the last few years, we have raised $5,493.00. These funds have paid for a client’s adjustment of status fee of $1,225, and we are now waiting for his interview. We also paid full or partial filing fees for three clients’ naturalization applications to become US citizens (two full payments of $725, one partial payment of $450). Two clients are now US citizens and one is waiting for her interview. A fourth is in process for filing and the fee is available to help pay that. Two other clients had to pay $1,170 each in USCIS filing fees to apply for certificates of citizenship. Raised funds help pay part or all of those fees, and the clients now have certificates of citizenship, which make travel and employment far easier to secure.