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About ARC


The Adoptee Rights Coalition (ARC) is an adoptee-led 501(c)(4) all-volunteer grassroots organization originally formed in 2005. Our passionate supporters include adult adoptees, families by birth and adoption, and others who share our mission.

We educate and inform legislators, the adoption community and the public about issues of vital interest to adult adoptees including:

  • Policies and practices rooted in truth and transparency rather than shame and secrecy.

  • The importance of approaching relinquishment and adoption as a lifelong process rather than a one-time event. 

  • The basic human right to know one's origins and lineal heritage through direct unfettered access to one's original birth certificate and certain other records pertaining to the adoption.  

The ARC sponsors booth each year at the National Conference of State Legislatures.  

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