Monica Ross has lived in Baltimore since 1960, when she arrived from Germany as the four-year-old adoptive child of a US Army sergeant and his wife. Nearly sixty years later she discovered she was not a US citizen. She also discovered that there were thousands of other adopted people in the United States just like her.
Support Monica’s efforts and the efforts of intercountry adoptees like her. Support their call for Congress to fix a loophole that currently denies US citizenship to thousands of children—now adults—who were adopted by U.S. citizen parents decades ago.
After a multi-year process to secure her identification documents and to obtain US citizenship, Monica received her Certificate of Naturalization on September 18, 2023.
Listen to Monica’s Story
Monica Ross’s story is one that tens of thousands of intercountry adoptees in the United States live every day. Their stories are real. Their lack of U.S citizenship is unacceptable.
Forward Monica’s Letter
Send Monica’s letter to your US Senators and representatives. Tell them that you support Monica and thousands of intercountry adoptees like her. Ask them to pass the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2021.
Learn about the Adoptee Citizenship Act, who it helps, and the simple fix that it will make in current law.
Ask your US Senators and representatives to take action on the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2021.
For information, inquiries, or requests for interviews with Ms. Ross contact:
Gregory D. Luce
Adoptee Rights Law Center PLLC
4629 1st Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55419