About: The second session of our Birth Search seminar will focus on adoptee questions and comments. If you have questions regarding the information that is given, please write them down and you will have a chance to ask them during this session.
If you wish to share your own birth search story, this is the time and place to do so.
Registration for the first event will automatically sign you up for both events.
Time: 2:00 PM
About: Adoptee Hub is pleased to present an educational series on the Birth Search process. The first session will focus on the process of starting and executing a birth search.
Searching for your biological family can be daunting for people who don’t know where to start or are unsure of the questions that need to asked. The process is different for every adoptee but there are common steps that most adoptees follow Adoptee Hub will provide guidance on the steps to follow and which organizations to partner with in your search.
If you are thinking of searching or in the process of a birth search, this event may be of assistance. Please join us as our Chief Executive Officer provides guidance and tips on how to conduct a birth search.
Please note that this is an informational session ONLY. Follow up questions will be addressed at the next session.
RSVP REQUIRED: Adoptee Hub is using a Zoom meeting for this event. Registration using your email is REQUIRED (preferably your Zoom email address).
Time: 2:00 PM
Registration: Click here
About: Adoptee Hub believes all American adoptees have a right to be a U.S. Citizen. Please support the inclusion of the deported adoptee community in the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019. This petition is in partnership with Adoptees For Justice.
Adoptee Hub supports Adoptees for Justice in asking people to sign a petition that urges U.S. legislators and the adoptee community to support the inclusion of the deported adoptee community in the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019.
Reason: Due to a loophole in the Childhood Citizenship Act of 2000, U.S. citizenship may not have been secured for these individuals born before 1983 and were adopted into this country as children by U.S. citizen parents.
Resolution: If passed, the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019 will grant automatic citizenship retroactively to adoptees who were not naturalized by their adoptive parents.
To sign the petition, please click on the link below.
About: The 2020 Census is underway! You will receive your forms by April 1, 2020 and will have until April 15, 2020 to return the form. Participation is required by law. An accurate count is critical for our community since the results will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more.
When completing the census, it is important to write in ’Other Asian – Korean Adoptee’ and nothing else.
DO NOT write in ’KAD’ or anything else. Nobody from the census office will understand the acronym.
A unified response will allow Korean adoptees to be recognized and counted, allowing for the possibility for more funding to be allocated to organizations that support our community.
About: Thanks to Josh and Chao at Congresswoman Betty McCollum’s office (D MN-4) for meeting with us this morning about the 2019 Adoptee Citizenship Act, MN leadership on immigration reform, and the importance of reaching across the aisle. We hope to work together to protect the rights of thousands of Minnesotan adoptees whose families were formed through international adoption.
Other Date Info: 2020/10/12
Location: Office of Congresswoman Betty McCollum
About: Adoptee Hub and Adapted Podcast invite you to be part of the discussion on one of the most important issues facing international adoptees today, citizenship. There are several thousand individuals adopted internationally by American citizens between 1948 and 2016 that may not have received their U.S. citizenship and who face many barriers including possible deportation.
Today, many live in fear because of an immigration loophole and its subsequent fix that has still not protected all adoptees. Come hear more about the issue, proposed bipartisan bills in Congress, and what resources are available.
Panelists: Greg Luce, attorney, Adoptee Rights Law Center
Leah, impacted adoptee
Taneka Jennings, adoptee rights advocate, Adoptees For Justice
Moderator: Kaomi Goetz, Adapted Podcast
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Rondo Community Library, 461 Dale St N, St Paul, MN 55103
About: Adoptee Hub invites you to a private showing of “Found in Korea”, an adoptee produced film. The producer will be here from New York to discuss her film. Discussion will include a dinner and dialogue along with trained facilitators. This will provide a safe and comfortable place to share personal adoption stories.
The film begins after 35 years, Korean adoptee Nam Holtz, an actress and dancer, returns to her birth country.
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Mounds View Community Center, Mounds View, MN