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About Adoptees For Justice

Adoptees For Justice is an intercountry adoptee-led organization which formed in 2018. Many of its members have been working for justice in adoptee, immigrant, racial, and social justice spaces for years. Several of us organized the 2016 ACA Day of Action in the picture above. Adoptees For Justice’s first project is to educate, organize and advocate for an Adoptee Citizenship Act that is inclusive of all adoptees, including those with criminal backgrounds and who have been deported. Adoptees For Justice firmly believes that ALL intercountry adoptees should have U.S. citizenship, and that no adoptee should be left behind. We view this commitment as part of the larger immigrant justice and human rights movements.

Our Mission

To educate, empower, and organize transracial and transnational adoptee communities to achieve just and humane adoption, immigration, and restorative justice systems.

Our Vision

A world where every person thrives in a safe and supportive environment in which communities of color, immigrants, and adoptees are liberated from all forces of injustice, with full citizenship for all.

Our Principles

We believe all adoptees are equal despite different levels of privilege and disenfranchisement experienced, and no adoptee should be left behind.

We stand for our co-liberation as adoptees, immigrants, and people of color.

We commit to be led by those most impacted.

We commit to inclusive and intersectional spaces that affirm all aspects of who we are.

We embrace a reconciliation that is rooted in genuine, real justice.

We must be informed by historical context to address injustice inherent in current immigration policies and structures.

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Imagine learning as an adult that you are not a U.S. citizen after believing for your whole life you were.
Imagine getting deported from your family and home because the process failed you.

Many of us know someone who was adopted from another country. Over 500,000 children have been adopted by American families since the end of World War II. Many of our adopted family members, partners, friends, and co-workers did not have their U.S. citizenship secured when they were children.

Tell Congress to SUPPORT the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019 (H.R.2731). Signatures will be delivered by Adoptees For Justice, an adoptee-led organization.