Adoptees United is led by adoptees in the United States. We have an initial board of directors but are actively recruiting additional board members, supporters, and allies. 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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4629 1st Ave South
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.
Gregory D. Luce
Gregory Luce is an attorney and DC-born adoptee. 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.
Shawna Hodgson is a Texas-born adoptee and sixth generation Texan. Shawna became active in adoptee rights in Texas in 2014 and worked closely with legislative sponsors in both the Texas House and Senate. She is the co-founder of Equality4Adoptees, which is a core partner of the Texas Adoptee Rights Coalition.
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.
Erica Babino was born in New York and adopted in Texas. She is the former legislative chair of the American Adoption Congress and has been active in adoptee rights work for years. She is currently the principal of Speak In Green Consulting, a conflict resolution consulting firm, and the author of Rolling into Peace: Speaking in Green, one in a series of children’s books on the subject of mediation, resolving conflict, and diversity.
Raana Stiefel is an intercountry adoptee from Iran who resides in southern California. She has been advocating for U.S. citizenship rights and adoptee equality with the Adoptee Rights Campaign since 2016.