October 4th-5th, 2017
Do you support passing the Adoptee Citizenship Act? There are so many ways you can help and make a difference.
-Attend either Day of Action 10/4/17 and/or 10/5/17 in Washington, DC!
-Call and/or write your
-Share this information, ways to help and the events. Use social media to reach people.
-Sign the petition
-“Like” ARC’s Facebook group page
This message is from ARC, The Adoptee Rights Campaign: CALL TO ACTION! Washington DC, October 4-5, 2017
America, Honor Your Promise: Citizenship for All Adoptees! We urge adoptees, adoptive parents, United States Veterans, people of faith, attorneys and allies to join our Days of Action in Washington D.C. on October 4th and 5th. We need your help to ensure that our legislators understand the urgency of passing the Adoptee Citizenship Act! When the United States facilitated our adoptions, we were promised a better life as American citizens. Adopted as children by US citizen parents, an estimated 35,000 intercountry adoptees have grown up American but still lack U.S. citizenship. In 2000, Congress determined that intercountry adoptees should automatically be granted US citizenship and the Childhood Citizenship Act was passed. When the law went into effect, adoptees who were age eighteen or older were denied the same automatic right. We call on Congress to uphold the promise to adoptees by fixing the legal loophole and passing the Adoptee Citizenship Act allowing citizenship for all adoptees regardless of when we were born.
PLEASE SUPPORT US BY:
** Joining us in Washington, DC - Day of Action 10/4/17 and/or 10/5/17! RSVP to Joy Alessi, Gulf Coast Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org
** Signing our petition to Congress: https://krcla.ourpowerbase.net/en/a/aca
** Calling or writing your Congress Members and U.S. Senators in support of the Adoptee Citizenship Act. A template can be found here www.adopteerightscampaign.org
** Donate! We need to raise $50,000 this year to support our Days of Action and other initiatives that support adoptees in crisis. adopteerightscampaign.org/donate/ Write “ARC” in the memo line. NAKASEC is ARC’s fiscal sponsor.
July 20th, 2016
Brian O’Callaghan was charged first degree murder and first degree child abuse (death) for murdering his 3 year old adopted son, Madoc 현수 Hyeonsu O'Callaghan, on February 14th, 2014 in Maryland and was sentenced to 20 years with 8 years suspended.
ALDC would like to issue the following statement:
현수 Hyeonsu’s murder has broken all of our hearts. We hope he can rest in peace and that comfort will find its way to those around the world who loved him. In honor of 현수 Hyeonsu and other international adoptees, we recommit to our mission of working with all voices in the adoption community to prevent tragedies like this from ever happening again.