Adoptee Rights Legislation
We track and monitor adoptee rights legislation in all 50 states and the US Congress. If a pending bill relates to the rights of adult adopted people in the United States, it is on this map.
Click on a state or on “U.S.” for more details on filed bills, or use the drop-down menu. The map is updated in real-time as legislatures report bill actions.
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
A Massachusetts equal rights bill, which removes date-based restrictions on the release of an adopted person’s own original birth certificate, has passed the Massachusetts House of Representatives. It’s now up to us—and up to the state Senate—to make full equality a reality for all Massachusetts adoptees. What can I do today? Two things: If you…
We have work to do. And if you are a white adoptee who thinks that work is hard, it will only get harder in the months to come.
Overview of COVID-19 issues that may impact adult adopted people beyond the immediate threat to a person’s health, community, and economic safety.
Adoptees United seeks public comment on proposed position statements before we adopt them as official positions of the organization.
Most spring adoption-related conferences are being postponed or cancelled. Here’s what we know so far.
It’s an epic week. We need the power of your voice to make a difference.