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).
Written testimony of Adoptee Rights Law Center in favor of Louisiana HB450, submitted to the Senate Judiciary A Committee.
A FAQ about how and when Vermont-born adoptees may apply for their own original birth certificates.
Two key questions I often discuss with intercountry adoptee clients who do not have US citizenship.
Register your opposition to Idaho SB1320 and ask Governor Brad Little for his veto of the bill.
Idaho has a deeply flawed bill that undermines adoptee rights. It’s time to write to House committee members to request a NO vote.
Wisconsin’s Adoption Records Search Program is like a de facto extension of government tracking and surveillance, with birthparents its primary target.
A stripped down version of the Adoptee Citizenship Act has passed the House. But it’s not the actual ACA. It’s now an amendment to a much larger and unrelated bill.
Current numbers, an updated state map, and more info on each of the state legislative changes that developed over the past year. It’s what’s new in 2022.
The Arizona legislature enacted a new law in 2021 that blasted a hole into the middle of adoptee rights in the state. Whether you call that hole a gap, a pie hole, or a donut hole (as I do), it creates two unequal classes of adopted people in the state.