Lost Daughters was founded as a space where women who were adopted or fostered as children can bring their talents and wisdom to push-back collectively against the forces that silence adoptees. Over 40 authors strong, nearly 5 years later, we've become so much more than that by increasingly highlighting our take on issues intersecting with adoption. These issues include policy, race, feminism, parenting, religion, family preservation, ability, and more. Although we're not designed or intended to take stances on political issues, we're confident that our combined 1,600-plus years of experience living adoption give us a good idea about what adoptees need. Right now, that's ending statelessness for adults adopted to the U.S. as children.
That's right. Not one more stateless adoptee. Not. One. More.
Co-signed by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Dan Coates (R-I), and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), the Adoptee Citizenship Act (S. 2275) will address this decades-old problem, once and for all, by closing the loophole in the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 that has placed international adoptees at risk of deportation or allowed them to be deported.