I walk past the stone fountain in the middle of the entrance and into the doors of the manicured long term care facility where my dear friend and neighbor has […]
Unpopular Adoption Opinion: Love is NOT all an adoptee needs! I oftentimes hear this sentiment as a justification for adoption and people’s desire to help all of the “orphans” around […]
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.
This piece analyzes the ways in which the adoptee and LGBT communities are similar and advocates for their combined power in coalition to advance justice and liberation of these groups in addition to other marginalized communities.
Every family through transracial adoption has experienced inappropriate comments by onlookers in mundane, public settings like the grocery store, small shops, or like in this video, a restaurant. The nature of transracial […]
Lately a number of my friends have been asking me about my opinion on this new video regarding questions and comments on adopted children. Most people assume these questions come not from malicious intent, but […]
This photo set is one of the latest pieces of (Chinese) adoptee media to circulate the internet. It’s been widely shared via Facebook, Tumblr, Imgur, and through other news sites. […]
From the comical adoption of Kristoff by a family of stone trolls in Disney’s Frozen, to the brief mentioning of the two dysfunctional sisters in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine being […]
One of my adoptee friends told me that she has keen “adoptee radar.” I thought this was a funny thing to say, but then I realized that I, too, often […]
I can’t believe that the year 2013 is almost over. This has been a profound year for me in many ways personally, and also one of the most exciting and […]