Adoptee Rights Legislation
We track and monitor adoptee rights legislation in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US Congress. If a pending or recently enacted bill relates to the rights of adult adopted people in the United States, we will list it.
Domestic Adoptee Rights
Overview of state-level legislation that impacts adult adopted people who were born in the United States.
Intercountry Adoptee Rights
Overview of federal and state-level legislation that impacts intercountry adoptees who were adopted by U.S. citizen parents.
At the heart of what we do are three interconnected issues: identity, U.S. citizenship, and equality for all adoptees. We provide resources, advocacy, and support to organizations committed to these equal rights issues.
Latest News and Information
Join us on October 28, 2021, to hear from a diverse panel of adoptees as part of our continuing commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in the Adoptee Community.
Join us on October 19, 2021, to launch an ambitious project to secure accurate online information and context for narratives of adopted people and their rights.
The first in a series of discussions about who is—and who should be—heard, included, and welcomed within adoptee rights work and issues.
A free-for-all happy hour on September 22, 2021, to discuss what’s on your mind, what we are planning, and what to expect for adoptee rights in the coming months.
The Story of Greek Adoptees and Intercountry Adoption, featuring Gonda Van Steen and Mary Cardaras. An Adoptees United event on June 9, 2021.
In addition to the Adoptee Citizenship Act in Congress, we’re now down to five state-level bills that have potential for enactment.