The US International Adoption system is flawed and adopted children are paying the price. In 2000, Congress passed the Childhood Citizenship Act (CCA) which granted automatic citizenship to some, but not all adopted children. Without citizenship, children adopted by US citizens are often denied driver's licenses, educational loans, employment, healthcare, and the right to vote. Adoptees are also vulnerable to deportation. Disparities in the US adoption system are jeopardizing thousands of American families. Visit the below resources to find out how to help make a change.
More than 35,000 adult adoptees in the United States spent their entire lives completely unaware that they lacked citizenship and faced deportation. Their stories deserve to be heard - in their own words. Their stories deserve to be UnErased.
ABOUT THE FILM
From award-winning writer/director Justin Chon [Gook], Blue Bayou is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future. Antonio LeBlanc [Chon], a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, is married to the love of his life Kathy [Alicia Vikander] and step-dad to their beloved daughter Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past when he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.