Adoptee Rights Campaign

About Us 

 The Adoptee Rights Campaign (ARC) is a diverse group of intercountry adoptees and allies striving to educate, organize and advocate for adoptee and human rights. These include but are not limited to adoption information, birth family information, health history, and equal civil rights.
Our current focus is on ensuring that all intercountry adoptees in the U.S. have the citizenship they should have obtained as children when they were brought into the country.

Our Growth 

Since the beginning of our campaign in 2015, adoptees from over twenty-five countries including South Korea, Vietnam, Iran, Philippines, China, Japan, Thailand, Great Britain, Ireland, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, India, Haiti, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador, St. Kitts, Somoa and others have come forward with citizenship failure.

ARC is the only known organization in the world to be led by impacted adoptees. By advocating for corrective legislation we seek to prevent deportation and empower adoptees toward family unity, economic stability, and community engagement.

ARC  works with adoptees, adoptive parents, legal associations, adoption coalitions, human rights organizations, and many other affiliates.  Our member networks are located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Nevada, Washington, Washington DC, Virginia, Arizona, and Texas.

In January of 2018, ARC joined with World Hug Foundation of Flushing, New York, (WHF). Together ARC and WHF seek to expand its advocacy to adoptees in the U.S. and abroad.