A few weeks ago, I decided to restart my birth parent search that came to an almost immediate halt in China in 2015 (read about it here). I realize that time is going by – time that I will never get back – and feel confident that I am in an emotionally strong enough place to begin again. I decided to join a number of search groups on Facebook and on WeChat for information about searching, templates for language used on search posters, and camaraderie from others who are also going through this complicated process. Below, I’ve shared a list of potentially relevant searching groups for Chinese adoptees.
This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and with this particular holiday comes a barrage of unresolved feelings of grief and loss for many adoptees. I wrote about this last year in a […]
In this mid-July heat, one of the most classic summer activities is going to the dark, highly air-conditioned movie theater to sit down and relax for a while. I went […]
After reflection on the anniversary of my abandonment date, I am writing this melancholy post in reaction to a series of photos recently shared worldwide of Chinese parents abandoning their children at […]
From the time I was little, I remember carrying around a deep sadness about my missing family. I would tell my mother and others how I missed my birthmother. I […]