January 25, 2008

Incorrect birthdates on Certificate of Citizenship: please share your story

I'm passing this request on from another adoption agency. If you have a friend who has faced this problem, please point them here. Personal adoption stories are an extremely effective force for policy change.

Please help me collect stories of families who have had difficulties changing incorrect birthdates on Certificates of Citizenship.

If your child was assigned an incorrect birth date in their country of origin and you have had difficulty having it corrected on their Certificate of Citizenship, I would appreciate hearing from you. I would also appreciate hearing from you if you were successful in having it changed by CIS. I am collecting stories so that I can garnish congressional support for remedying this problem. Having stories from real families will help illustrating the magnitude of this problem. Please send your story, concerns, input to me at anne + @ + cffwi.org. I can also be reached by phone or U.S. mail at numbers below.

Anne M. Johnson, M.S.W./L.C.S.W.
Children and Families First, Inc.
583 D’Onofrio Drive Ste 220
Madison, Wisconsin 53551

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