Emailing Your State/Local Reps for a Resolution

In passing a city or state resolution, you’ll need to contact members of the local political leadership. Finding their contact information should be a simple matter of looking it up online. We’ve put together a sample email to send to your representatives and make the process easier. Just make sure to replace the bolded text with your own information. Also see our guide, “Writing Your State/Local Reps for a Resolution” to assist with sending physical letters to your local/state reps.

Honorable [Full Name]
[City] City Council/[State] General Assembly
[City, State]
[Your Full Name]
[Street Address]
[City], [State] [Zip Code]
Dear [Title] [Last Name]:

My name is [Your Name] and I live in [City/County], [State]. Currently the law governing international adoption places adoptive families at risk in [State/City] and throughout the United States.

Several deportations of individuals who were legally adopted from foreign countries have al-
ready taken place, breaking up families and deporting individuals to places where they were born but have no other connections.

We ask for your support in submitting a resolution to the [State] State Senate / [City] City Council encouraging the U.S. Congress to guarantee the naturalization of adoptees who immigrated to America under the promise of finding a permanent home by virtue of adoption into U.S. families.

I feel as I know you do, that every adopted child is entitled to a safe, secure, permanent placement; citizenship is an essential component.

Thank you for your consideration.
[Your Full Name]

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Show Your Support Today!

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.