This report from Newsday (subscription/registration required) recounts a citizenship ceremony held recently where international adoptees were sworn in as U.S. citizens (lots of cute pictures, too). This gives me an excuse to post again about the petition at Change.org asking that all international adoptees, even those who have "aged out" under the Child Citizenship Act of 2000, be made citizens.
And check out this post at Transracialeyes, where an adoptive parent asks if it is ever OK not to get U.S. citizenship for an adopted child, like when an older adopted child doesn't want U.S. citizenship. I look forward to reading more comments from adoptees in reply.
1 month ago