Latest Past Events

Adoptee Townhall: Where We’ll Be Tomorrow

The election on November 3 will likely change the direction of the country and impact many lives—but how? After spending nearly two weeks going over our discussion from our October town hall and breaking down the election results (or agonizing over a lack of results), we’ll discuss what adoptee rights may look like in the coming years. What are our priorities and what issues can we tackle successfully? How do we do it within a new political framework? Who is now in power and what does that mean for us, our loved ones, and adoptee rights generally, whether domestic or intercountry? Up for discussion are U.S. citizenship issues for intercountry adoptees (and whether the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019 is still viable), legislative priorities for adoptee rights and OBCs, and how to be strong allies for those continuing with anti-racism work and civil rights issues, particularly within adoption.

AdopteeBridge Panel: Adoptees as Immigrants and Adoptee Citizenship Act

Do transnational adoptees identify as immigrants? Or, do we mainly feel “American” (or citizens to the countries where we were adopted?) This Who We Are panel will first have a presentation of Emma Wexler’s Honors Thesis, Invisible Immigrants: The Politics of Transnational/racial Asian American Adoptees, followed by members of Adoptees for Justice who will discuss the importance of the Adoptee Citizenship Act.

Citizenship, Community, and How to Help Panel

Hosted by Transracial Adoptees at Ohio State University. Join LSA, SCOPE, and TAO as we host Emma Wexler and Anissa Druesedow to discuss citizenship status and various barriers to the citizenship and legalization process. We will also discuss how students can better advocate and support adoptee citizenship rights and people who are undocumented.   Find […]