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
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.
A practical walk-through for intercountry adoptees about how to get your adoption-related records from the U.S. government.
A conversation with Cassandra Adams about the intersection (or not) of adoptees, donor-conceived people, and the rights of both.
An overview of current law and the legal impact on intercountry adoptees who must deal every day with the broken promises of U.S. citizenship.
What it means and what it looks like when an adopted person seeks a court order to get his or her own birth and adoption records.