A practical walk-through for intercountry adoptees about how to get your adoption-related records from the U.S. government.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are an essential tool for immigration attorneys to assess a case and to advise their clients. But it can also be a tool for intercountry adoptees to get their own immigration and federal agency records, whether held by USCIS or other agencies.
In this practical walk-through, Gregory Luce of Adoptees United will demonstrate the best and easiest methods to make FOIA requests as well as what to be careful about in doing so. He will also talk about what to be concerned about if no records are found and how sealed state adoption records remain a serious impediment for intercountry adoptees who may need the records for immigration or U.S. citizenship purposes.
Attendees will learn how to make requests, what records may be available, and what to look for if you have questions about your U.S. citizenship.
FOIA and Intercountry Adoptees: How to Get Your Adoption-Related Records from the U.S. Government
May 6, 2021
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Gregory D. Luce
President and Board Member
Adoptees United Inc.
Gregory Luce is the president of Adoptees United and the founder of Adoptee Rights Law Center. He is an attorney in Minnesota, where his practice is focused exclusively on legal issues that impact adult adopted people, including US Citizenship and immigration issues involving intercountry adoptees.