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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.
Events and Programming
We sponsor and organize events and projects that work to change the narrative of adoption while centering adoptee lives and experiences.
Latest News and Events
Where Are We? A Review
Discussion of the 2023 legislative sessions as they wind down in most states, plus what is not happening in Congress.
A Conversation with Roxanna Asgarian, Author of We Were Once a Family
Adoptees United is excited to host a conversation on April 26 with Roxanna Asgarian, the critically acclaimed author of We Were Once a Family: A Story of Love, Death, and Child Removal in America
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Sandy White Hawk, in Conversation with Gabrielle Glaser
Adoptees United is thrilled to have Sandy White Hawk in conversation with Gabrielle Glaser, each discussing their work, Sandy’s new memoir, and the impact and future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
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Equal Citizenship for Children Act Introduced in Congress
The bill would help intercountry adoptees who are without US citizenship by amending current immigration law, plus making it retroactive to those born after 1940.
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California Town Hall, Revisited
A California adoptee rights town hall in response to AB1302, a discriminatory birth records bill introduced in mid-February.
Behind the Scenes with Adoptees Crossing Lines
We’ll talk with the creators of Adoptees Crossing Lines, a “not so feel-good podcast” created by three Black adopted women who meet every other week to talk about their diverse lives and experiences.