Adoptive parents often mistake silence for a lack of curiosity or questions about adoption, but this is not necessarily true. The adoptee may be waiting for the parent to bring up the topic or may be unsure if they are allowed to ask questions around the circumstances of their adoption. I have adapted the grief Jenga game for adoptees in the hopes that this can increase communication around adoption in your families if this is not something that you currently do.
Racial Whiplash – noun ra·cial whip·lash | \ ˈrā-shəl \ ˈ(h)wip-ˌlash Definition of racial whiplash 1 : psychological injury or confusion resulting from the sudden, sharp whipping back and forth of receiving contradicting racial microaggressions (commonly in […]
I was recently asked to do an interview with Midwest Mixed, a group that focuses on programming for mixed race people and their families in the Twin Cities area. I have […]
When I was young and I would get into arguments with my mom, I would oftentimes shout out, “You don’t love me!” Of course, I knew this wasn’t true. My mother […]
Originally published in Gazillion Voices Magazine, 2014: Home. It’s a word that brings a smile to many and is supposed to offer a sense of warmth and comfort. But identifying […]
by Victoria Bruno ~ adult Korean adoptee Am I right when I say that you signed up for a life long responsibility when you decided to become a parent? Was […]
Last night, I went to a Chinese Karaoke event. When I entered the dark room, I saw the faces of 20 or 30 other Chinese people and the large, welcoming […]