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, […]
As the plane landed, my friend and I grabbed our bags and quickly boarded the car waiting for us at the Pittsburgh airport. We maneuvered through the city traffic and […]
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 […]
This piece was originally published in an anthology titled Home. … It was late February, and I stood perched at my kitchen window, welcoming the sun-streaked curtains, the slightly rising temperatures, […]
While I was at work this morning, the phone to the office rang, and my mother told me the news. My grandmother died in her apartment. My grandmother, the woman […]
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 […]
An interesting article from a birthmother’s perspective on the adoption versus abortion debate. It’s so important to include them in the conversation, as well.