Adoptees United is led by adoptees in the United States. We are committed to a diverse board and organization that represents the interests of all adoptees, whether domestic, intercountry, transracial, or former foster youth.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Adoptees United Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
Adoptees United Inc.
Adoptees United is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in Minnesota in May 2019. Contributions to Adoptees United are tax-deductible.
Board Member and the Adoptees United Leader of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB)
Erica Babino was born in New York City and adopted in Texas. She is the former legislative chair and board member of the American Adoption Congress and Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Chair of Adoptees United. She has been active in adoptee rights for more than 20 years. Erica is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Mediator/Conflict Management Coach for more than 25 years. She is the author of Rolling into Peace: Speaking in Green, the first in a series of children’s books on the subjects of peer mediation, resolving diversity conflict, and respectful speech. She is an in race adoptee.
Lia Epps is a Black same race adoptee. She spent time in foster care before being adopted. She is the founder of Adoptees Crossing Lines, a podcast where she has honest conversations about being an adoptee and the adoption industry as whole. Lia is an abolitionist. She is passionate about social issues and using her voice to amplify marginalized communities. When Lia is not working, she enjoys traveling, photography, trying new cuisine, and spending time with her friends. You can learn more about Lia here.
Shawna Hodgson is a Texas-born adoptee and sixth generation Texan. She became active in adoptee rights in Texas in 2014 and worked closely with legislative sponsors in both the Texas House and Senate. She is a leading advocate for adoptee rights in Texas and is the spokesperson for the Texas Adoptee Rights Coalition.
Aubrey Jackson is a Florida-born adoptee whose career has taken her to the front of the camera as a news anchor to behind the scenes as a luxury Realtor. After gaining closure and discovering her birth family through years of self-produced search efforts, she finds it purposeful to fight for adoptee rights and bring awareness to the reality of adoptees as an advocate. To connect with Aubrey, you can find her on social media @ImAubreyJackson on all platforms where she shares her love of travel and personal development.
Annette O’Connell is a New York born adoptee. She has been active in the adoptee rights community since 2014 and is currently the spokesperson for the New York Adoptee Rights Coalition, which has been instrumental in successfully passing equal rights legislation in New York state.
CS Wright (they/them)
CS Wright is a South Korean born adoptee. They currently oversee the operations at Movement Law Lab and previously ran operations for a Washington State non-profit supporting advocacy work in the gun violence prevention space. Outside of advocating for Adoptee Rights, they can be found advocating for LGBTQ+ issues and supporting the work of Luminous Minds Project.
Gregory D. Luce (he/him)
Gregory Luce is an attorney who was born and adopted in the District of Columbia. He is the founder of the Adoptee Rights Law Center, which provides resources and legal advocacy for adult adoptees on issues of identity and U.S. citizenship.