America, Honor Your Promise: Citizenship for ALL Adoptees
Currently, an estimated 35,000 intercountry adoptees do not have citizenship, of which 20,000 are Korean Americans. While they were adopted by U.S. citizen parents with the promise of a better life, because they do not have citizenship they have difficulties accessing employment, public services, home loans, passports and are denied the right to vote. Additionally, they are at risk of deportation to countries where they do not speak the language, know the culture, have no known family members and would have great difficulty surviving.
NAKASEC is now supporting and the fiscal sponsor of Adoptees For Justice. For more information, go to www.adopteesforjustice.org.
If you are interested in volunteering for this campaign and learning more about adoptee justice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAKASEC adoptee rights work update as of March 28, 2018 (issued by the NAKASEC Board of Directors)