Last year, I took a class on social work practice with children and families. One of the final assignments during the semester was to create a presentation of either a […]
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 […]
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.
by Rachel Rostad – Korean adoptee, writer and poet, former schoolmate, Fulbright Korea I recently took part in an Adoptees Speak project which inspired the following lil musing about language, […]
My fingers glazed over little ceramic bowls, colorful vases, beautiful hand-carved wood boxes, and other products deemed mother-worthy by the store in celebration of Mother’s Day. I walked over to […]
Originally published in Gazillion Voices Magazine | November 11, 2014 In a recent article, CNN reports that an estimated 5 million children around the world have been born as a […]
I first watched the film, Adopted, with my parents while I was in high school. I remember being the only adoptee at the film screening and thinking it would have been a […]
I’m continuously looking for this paradigm shift – when adoptive parents, adoption agencies, and the mainstream media/society will finally accept and legitimize the trauma, pain, and challenges adoptees face. If […]