With her swollen belly, my classmate reminded me of my own first mother. People expected her to be ashamed, but I wondered, how can someone be ashamed of the mother without also being ashamed of the baby?
Personal Stories and Advice for Adoptive Parents from Adoptees
Adult adoptees share their perspectives, stories about growing up adopted, and advice for this generation of adoptive parents raising their children.
After reuniting with my birth family and studying in my birth country, I felt closer to my adoptive family than ever.
Being asked who your "real parents" are is part of being an adoptee. Even though I know now what parenting means, those four letters still make me cringe.
Adolescent adoptees offer first-person wisdom to fellow adoptees.
My prison birth could have set me up for a life of failure. But the love of my families has led me to one of resilience and hope.
What is life like for a person adopted internationally? Adopted digs deep into the lives of two adoptive families to find out.
Children's understandings of and personal fantasies about their adoption stories may differ from what you tell them. My version saw my parents wandering the aisles of "Baby Market."
A memoir coauthored by reunited twins explores essential questions of identity.
A Korean adoptee learns that human nature doesn't always follow perceived "best practices."
Together, two anthologies offer a complex, realistic account of adoption.
A child adopted from Guatemala shares her thoughts on adoption and family.
A Korean adoptee shares her experience growing up in a conspicuous family.