Adoptee Citizenship Act
Deported Adoptee Sues Adoption Agency, Korean Government for Negligence
Korean-born Adam Crapser came to Michigan at age 3, adopted by an American family. After being forced back to his native South Korea through deportation proceedings, he’s now suing the government and the adoption agency that started him down a tumultuous path.
Adoptees Still Pushing for Citizenship; Legislation Re-introduced Yesterday
On Thursday, Reps. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and Chris Smith (R-N.J), and Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) resurrected a bill that would eliminate a loophole in federal law that has left thousands of legally adopted international adoptees without citizenship for decades.
Rethinking Adoption Reform
Last year, the Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI) launched the Let’s Adopt Reform initiative, which aimed to ignite a new conversation about adoption, foster care and the modern family in the 21st Century.
Fight Continues to Close Citizenship Loophole for Adoptees
Today Adam Crapser calls Korea home, a home he hasn’t been to since he was just 3 years old. But a ruling just last month called for the Korean-born adoptee to be returned to his birth country despite having no connections or family in Korea, nor any understanding of the Korean language.