Adam Crapser is just one of many adoptees who were left without citizenship because of a loophole in the Child Citizenship Act of 2000. After being adopted into an abusive family as a child, Adam never received the citizenship he was promised. He resorted to stealing in order to survive, and now faces deportation to a country he does not know.
Thousands of adoptees, promised all of the rights and privileges held by their adoptive families, still can’t open bank accounts, obtain passports and drivers licenses, or get jobs. However, an amendment that would give retroactive citizenship to all international adoptees–including Adam–is gaining support in Washington. It has already garnered public support from Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and the private support of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
Tell them to #KeepUsHome: so Adam can receive the justice he deserves, adoptees who’ve been deported can come back to the US, and all international adoptees can hold in their hands what was promised to them as children: their citizenship.