My parents were immigrants from Germany and India, my husband also comes from a mixed background; we have one biological child, and one adopted from South Korea. What makes my daughter Korean? What makes her American?
Lena Choudhary, JD, MSN, RN, an associate professor of nursing, is a mother through birth and adoption. She and her husband love to tell people how they practiced attachment parenting when their kids were small and got a lot of dirty looks from others, yet one is living in another continent in the Peace Corps and the other moved away from home to attend college—so they feel exonerated on the one hand, and, on the other, wish their kids were more dependent and stayed closer to home.