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Discover how World Hug Foundation advocates for adoptees and many others around the world.

Legal Service

Provide Legal Representation to adoptees without U.S. Citizenship and assist to secure their legal status.

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Adoptee Rights Reform

Promote advocacy and educate communities, organizations, and lawmakers to change unjust and unfair laws.

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Adoptee Support

Promote adoptee rights awareness and provide cultural interaction for adoptees to learn about their roots.

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What is the Child Citizenship Act?

The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 is a United States federal law that allows certain foreign-born, biological and adopted children of United States citizens to acquire United States citizenship automatically. However, it does not retroactively grant adoptees born before 1982 citizenship, leaving thousands unprotected. Without citizenship, these adoptees face being separated from their families due to deportation to countries where they have no known family, do not know the language or culture, and have little chance of survival.

What is the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2018?

This bipartisan bill, which was introduced on March 8, 2018, will provide U.S. citizenship to internationally adopted individuals who were legally adopted by U.S. citizen parents as children but never obtained U.S. citizenship status.

Please sign the online ACA 2018 Petition.

Sign the 2018 Petition

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Help us to support adoptees across the country. No contribution is too big or small! You can now donate through Venmo. Venmo @worldhugfoundation

World Hug Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. All monetary donations are tax-deductible.

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