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Adopteesrock. “7 Asian Adoptee Women Whose Work You Should Be Paying Attention To, Like, Right Now” Buzzfeed, March 02, 2014.

Carlson, Mariel. “Expanding Knowledge: Blogs (8 of 8).” Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, August 25, 2021. 

Cheney, Kristen E. “Preventing exploitation, promoting equity: findings from the International Forum on Intercountry Adoption and Global Surrogacy 2014.” Adoption & Fostering 40, no. 1 (2016): 6-19.

Fong, Mei. One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

Fong, Rowena. Transracial and Intercountry Adoptions: Cultural Guidance for Professionals. 1st Ed. Ruth McRoy. New York City: Columbia University Press, 2015. Print.

Hanson, Marin Freya. “Quilts In Between: The Material Culture of Commemorative Community Patchwork Made for Chinese Adoptees in the US.” PhD diss., School of Museum Studies, 2016.

Hehrlich, Hannah. “Book List: Children’s Books About Transracial Adoption.” Lee & Low Books. N.p., 10 Oct. 2013. Web. <;.

Jones, Sara. “My story of love and loss as a transracial adoptee.”  TEDxSaltLakeCity (Musings about language and loss – Rachel Rostad)

Lamb, Lynette. “Transnational Adoption.” [online] Oct 7, 2014. Available at: [Accessed 13 Jun. 2018].

Red Thread Unbroken… or Broken. FCC Capitol Area Newsletter – Fall 2016.

Riben, Mirah. “The Insensitivity of Adoption Day Celebrations.” The Huffington Post,, 7 Dec. 2017,

Sawin, Patricia. “‘Every kid is where they’re supposed to be, and it’s a miracle’: Family Formation Stories among Adoptive Families.” Journal of American Folklore 130, no. 518 (2017): 394-418.

Shackleton, Mark, ed. International Adoption in North American Literature and Culture: Transnational, Transracial and Transcultural Narratives. Springer, 2017.