We want to hear from you. What are the most pressing issues for adoptee rights in the United States, today and in the future?
Within one to two weeks of the November elections each year, Adoptees United will release a report on the overall state of adoptee rights. The report will include a look back at what has happened in the past year and what we expect will happen in the coming year. It will also analyze issues we expect to see in the near future, including what legislation we expect to be introduced or pursued. Finally, we will set out our priority actions and encourage all adoptees and their allies to unite behind those priority actions, whether it involves legislation, education, fundraising, special projects, or a mix of these and other issues.
Each year, we ask to hear from you. What do you see as a pressing issue for adoptee rights? We are specifically focused on rights for adult adoptees, whether involving intercountry adoption, US citizenship and immigration issues, equal rights legislation concerning the right to request and obtain original birth certificates, and issues that may arise around adopted people and required identification documents.
Today, we are opening up that discussion. We hope to hear from you and will use insightful comments for the Adoptees United report we plan to release by mid-November 2019. So, let us know your thoughts.
President and Board Member
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 adoptee rights issues, including US Citizenship and immigration issues involving intercountry adoptees.