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Adoptee Rights Campaign Announcement

By November 24, 2015January 15th, 2016One Comment


Immediate Release

CALIFORNIA: Dae Joong Yoon,

ILLINOIS: Becky Belcore,

VIRGINIA/DC: Emily Kessel,

November 24, 2015


ANNANDALE, VIRGINIA — Adam Crapser, a Korean American adoptee who was placed in deportation proceedings at the beginning of 2015, will have his next immigration hearing on December 10th, 2015, International Human Rights Day. To support Adam and the estimated 18,000 Korean American adoptees that do not have U.S. Citizenship, NAKASEC (National Korean American Service & Education Consortium) and its local affiliates are launching an Adoptee Rights Campaign and sending two Korean adoptees to support Adam at his hearing in Portland, Oregon.

Adam is one of approximately 100,000 Koreans who was adopted by U.S. citizens since the mid-1950s. Adopted to the U.S. at the age of 3 in 1979, Adam faced unspeakable physical and emotional abuse with his first adoptive family, was separated from his biological sister, and later “rehomed” into another appallingly abusive placement. In addition to the atrocities committed against him, neither of Adam’s adoptive families completed the process for him to receive United States citizenship. MBC Korea recently aired a story about Adam and other adoptees similarly situated. Click here to view.

NAKASEC and its affiliates are calling on Korean Americans and the broader American community to support Adam and other adoptees in similar circumstances by taking any or all of these four actions:

1) Sign a petition in support of Adam being removed from deportation proceedings

2) Donate to the Adoptee Defense Fund to cover the legal and counseling fees for Adam and adoptees similarly situated

3) Send an organizational letter to support of Adam

4) Attend Adam’s hearing on December 10th.

More information can be found at the NAKASEC website at: or

One Comment

  • Sang Nam says:

    As a Korean American, I am supporting his right to stay with his family and live in the USA.

    Sang Nam