An overview of current law and its legal impact on intercountry adoptees who must deal every day with the broken promise of U.S. citizenship.
An estimated 30,000 to 40,000 intercountry adoptees in the United States lack U.S. citizenship, despite being adopted as children by U.S. citizen parents. How did that happen and what is the solution? And what does it look like, legally and personally, when an intercountry adoptee lacks U.S. citizenship or cannot easily prove that citizenship in order to participate fully in American civil society?
How Did We Get Here? The
Broken Promise of U.S. Citizenship
March 30, 2021
Adoptees United’s Gregory Luce, a lawyer who represents numerous intercountry adoptees who are without U.S. citizenship, will walk through the current loopholes in federal law and discuss how those loopholes have created present-day crises for tens of thousands of intercountry adoptees. He will break down the law and will explain in simple terms how the problem started and the complex (and often emotionally fraught) legal work needed to secure U.S. citizenship for intercountry adoptees who are currently denied U.S. citizenship.
Greg will be joined by Kris Larsen and Anissa Druesedow, intercountry adoptees and activists, who will talk about their efforts to close the legal loophole in federal law by enacting the Adoptee Citizenship Act in Congress during the current Congressional session. They will also outline simple steps you can take now to help.
Please join us for this important Zoom-powered event on March 30, 2021, beginning at 6:00pm Central. Note: Adoptees United is collecting contributions for this event, all of which will be provided to intercountry adoptee advocacy groups to support their ongoing work.