The museum view of culture and heritage ignores the realities of life as a racial minority. But there is a middle ground.
People kept taking us, a threesome of foster kids, into their homes. But we never stuck.
30 years later: A special report on the Korean adoptee experience
Our society has gotten to the point where most people can agree that overt racism is wrong. Few would argue that segregation or using a racial slur is acceptable. But many more subtle forms of racism persist. Here's how to combat them.
Everyone touched by adoption should check out these powerful memoirs, by a birth mother and an adoptee.
These nonfiction films are sure to open up dialogues about the subjects’ experiences and your family’s story long after the last frame.
A mom and her daughter share lessons learned about older child adoption.
Raised in a white community, I've just begun to embrace my heritage.
After a lifetime of wondering who? and why?, an adoptee set out to find some answers. The award-winning documentary that follows her birth family search has already sparked thousands of dialogues.
To the birth mother of my three children through adoption, wherever you are, I say thank you for allowing me to be their "other" mommy.
Despite my parents’ urging, I had always rejected my Indian identity. At 21, I learned to embrace it.
The day my mother met my birth mother.
Fantasizing about my birth parents, I never dreamed my strongest link to the past would be through a flinty grandmother.
Retracing a journey I had made 23 years earlier inspired unforeseen emotions about my past, and about one child's future.
Infertility, parenting after adoption, growing up in an adoptive family, relinquishing a child—all give rise to complex emotions. Learn about the innovative Therapeutic Writing model that’s helping many lay bare and make sense of their innermost thoughts.
The elusive memory of a kindred spirit has steered me, over the years, toward the heart of my own story.
One adoptive mother describes her dad's decision to make her legally his daughter by stepparent adoption, and how it influenced her understanding of family.
A decade of disappointing foster care placements made me doubt the two people who had taken me into their hearts.
I looked for my birth mother everywhere. For a little while, I found her on the Space Shuttle.
Stop wondering how your child feels about adoption and start listening to the many adult adoptees who are sharing their experiences.