We’ve all seen the questions posed that way by prospective and adoptive parents. The intent is so this generation of adoptees grow up with mindful parents…
Now prospective and adoptive parents can return the favor so many adoptees have given them, so many times over the years, in many different ways. They need everyone’s help to stop adoptees being deported, fearing deportation, whose parents, for whatever reason, failed to secure citizenship for them before they turned 18.
Yesterday, Adam Crasper lost his appeal to stop his deportation.
Take action and contact your legislators and tell them to make S2275, Adoptee Citizenship Act their priority to see passed now. Adoptees, always ever so helpful have created the easiest way possible for you to do in minutes. 5 Minutes out of your day. Call Congress: Pass the Adoptee Citizenship Act Now! Follow the script noted in the link so everyone has the same message.
Take to twitter and tag your Senator and Representative, post on Facebook and ask your friends to take action, post the link above. Adoptees lacking citizenship is disgraceful and harmful to them and to adoption.
Please don’t just feel bad, nod your head, or question why any adoptees were left out of the ACA 2000 that retroactively gave citizenship to only adoptees under the age of 18 on a specific date*. None of that matters, all that matters is that you act to stop more adoptees from being deported back to their home countries because their parents failed to secure their right to citizenship in the country they were adopted to.
*Edited to help clarify the criteria that left certain adoptees behind based on my understanding.