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The Push For Retroactive Citizenship For All Adoptees!

LGA Nation! We need your help! Four of the folks (Jane Jeong Trenka, Kelsey Hye Sun March, Margie Perscheid, and Kevin Vollmers) involved with the amendment that will give RETROACTIVE CITIZENSHIP TO ALL ADOPTEES would like to hear your stories.

If You’re And Adoptee

  • Send us a brief paragraph of what happened when you realized that your parents neglected to finalize your adoption, and that you were not a citizen of the US.
  • Send us a brief paragraph if you had to face hardships because your parents neglected to finalize your adoption, which resulted in your not being a citizen of the US.

If You’re An Adoptive Parent With A Son/Daughter 18+ Years Old

  • Send us a brief paragraph of what was NOT told to you by your adoption agency in regards to finalizing your son/daughter’s adoption so that s/he would be a citizen of the US. 
  • Send us a brief paragraph of your son/daughter’s experience when s/he realized s/he was NOT a citizen of the US.

Please send your paragraph long testimonials to Kevin at: kostvollmers@gmail.com.  The testimonials will be used to help support a draft amendment created by Senator James Inhofe’s office that is currently being moved through the legislative process in Washington, DC.   We will honor all requests for anonymity.

Thank you in advance.  With your help, we can finally put this conversation to rest.

2 Comments on The Push For Retroactive Citizenship For All Adoptees!

  1. My Son David Drouin

    I’m the mother of David Drouin, who is in custody at the moment and may be facing deportation. David was adopted by an American Citizen, Albert Drouin at the age of four. David entered the U.S. legally in 1986 with his mother, Lucia Drouin (me) and her husband Albert. David has no memories of life in Brazil, his country of birth. He does not speak the language and is not familiar with the culture because, as I stated before, he was ONLY FOUR when he was adopted and entered the U.S. It is just plain injustice to put my son in prison and deport any adoptee, regardless of the age of adoption, and it is simply cruel to deport an adoptee who was adopted and BROUGHT to the U.S at such a young age. Where is the human right in this land of freedom .
    I ask this is the land of freedom or a land of prison?

  2. Are there any updates on this?

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