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The Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2021

(And how you can help)


 

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Slide one:

On a darker pink to light pink ombre background, there are dark pink and white clouds in the corners. Three rectangle colors: white, pink and gray. Across the rectangles reads "The Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2021" in purple text. In smaller text below reads: "(and how you can help)."


Slide two:

On a purple and pink ombre background, there are pink and white clouds in the corners. Inside a white box, a headline in purple reads: "What it is:." In smaller gray text: The Adoptee Citizenship Act (ACA) is a bill that seeks to ensure internationally adopted and biological children are treated equally under the law. It would provide automatic citizenship to adoptees that are adopted by American parents.


Slide three:

On a light pink and dark pink ombre background, there are pink and white clouds in the corners. Inside a white box, a headline in purple reads: "Why it's important P2:." In smaller gray text: Passing the ACA would close a loophole in the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 (CCA). The loophole denies citizenship to adoptees who were 18 or over in February 2001, even though they were legally adopted by U.S. citizens and raised in the United States. The CCA controls whether or not an international adoptee automatically acquires U.S. citizenship when they're adopted.


Slide four:

On a pink and purple ombre background, there are purple and white clouds in the corners. Inside a white box, a headline in purple reads: "Why it's important P1:." In smaller gray text: An international adoptee who was 18 on February 27, 2001, is excluded from the law and has not been eligible for automatic U.S. citizenship under current law. With the CCA not granting citizenship to adoptees over the age of 18, thousands are unable to vote, obtain full government benefits and are subject to deportation. Passing the ACA would grant adoptees, that don't currently qualify, U.S. citizenship.


Slide five:

On a purple and light pink ombre background, there are pink, purple and white clouds in the corners. Inside a white box, a headline in purple reads: "Who introduced the ACA:." In smaller gray text: U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Roy Blunt, Mazie Hirono, Amy Klobuchar, Lisa Murkowski and Tammy Duckworth introduced the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2021.


Slide six:

On a pink and white ombre background, there are pink, purple and white clouds in the corners. Inside a white box, a headline in purple reads: "How you can help:." Under the headline in gray are three main points. Point one: Listen to adoptees. Its subtext: Center and amplify the voices of adoptees in this conversation. Point two: Contact your representatives and senators. Its subtext: adopteesforjustice.org and adopteecitizenshipact.org make it easy to reach out. Point three: Share this post! Its subtext: Reach more eyes and minds!


 

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