Adoptees Assistance

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.

Our World Hug Foundation is working hard to help them.

Provide Legal Financial Assistance to adoptees without U.S. Citizenship and assist in securing their legal status.

Legal Financial Assistance
Provide legal financial assistance to adoptees to obtain immigration attorney assistance to review their adoption documentation, and assist on U.S. citizenship application and the interview process.

Five adoptees obtained U.S. Citizenship through our program.

4.2019 - J.A.
8.2020 - T.S.
8.2021 - K.W.
1.2022 - J.K.
8.2022 - L.E.

Promote advocacy and influence lawmakers to change unjust and unfair laws.

United States
Adoptee Right Act
September 9, 2017 - WHF holds petition sign day in Flushing, New York.

June 29, 2017 - WHF visits to Embassy of Republic of Korea in Washington D.C. and meets Minister of welfare Min-Soo Park.

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

Media Awareness
Promote adoptee rights awareness through various channels of media.

Cultural Interaction
Provide cultural interaction with other organizations and assist adoptees in learning about their roots.

"Adopted Friends" - Yale University

Korean-American Community Assistance