Join us for a moment of silence, storytelling, and performances by adoptee artists as we collectively mourn, memorialize, and honor the adoptees who have not survived their adoption, deportation, or struggles with mental health. ✊ Together, we will commit to fighting for citizenship and justice for ALL adoptees and ensure that no adoptee is left behind.
This #NationalADOPTEEAwarenessMonth, join Adoptees For Justice as we reclaim #WorldAdoptionDay with our #WorldAdopteeDay Twitter Chat on Nov 9th 8-9 pm ET. Lately, Twitter has been a hard place for adoptees. On World Adoptee Day, we’re taking back the adoption narrative from adoptive parents, adoptive agencies, and governments with our lived experiences and truths. Join us in speaking truth to power, listening and learning how we can support each other among and across our different adoptee communities, and building collective power to fight for our rights as adoptees.
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 […]
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.
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.
Join us for A4J's Legislative Training Session on how to meet with your Representative and Senator about the Adoptee Citizenship Act, H.R. 2731 and S. 1554. Constituent meetings are essential to bring issues like adoptee citizenship to the attention of Congress members and build support for the bill!