Distance doesn't eliminate a desire to communicate with the birth mothers that children imagine, as these letters demonstrate.
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.
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.
People kept taking us, a threesome of foster kids, into their homes. But we never stuck.
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.
Raised in a white community, I've just begun to embrace my heritage.
The museum view of culture and heritage ignores the realities of life as a racial minority. But there is a middle ground.
Teen and young adult adoptees who grew up in fully open adoptions talk about their relationships with their birth parents and adoptive parents and the many benefits openness has brought them.
A mom and her daughter share lessons learned about older child adoption.
View the replay of this webinar with Deborah H. Johnson—on growing up as a transracial adoptee and what parents today need to know about talking about race and adoption, finding role models for their children, dealing with teasing, and more. Register today.
Madeleine Melcher encourages parents to support their children anyway they can.
Lost Daughters, a collaborative writing project focused on female adoptees, has added another gem to their collection.
Adoptees write letters to other adoptees, exploring the unique feelings that only one who was adopted could understand.
Paloma the Possible is a heartwarming collaged book, encouraging the most common questions adoptees have.
Kathryn Ma's ambitious debut novel about a Chinese girl adopted by a Chinese-American family tackles race, identity, and "luck."
After a birth country visit to China that was too much, too soon for my seven-year-old daughter, she and a friend returned on their own terms as teens. The trip helped them imagine what their lives might have been and explore their Chinese-American identities.
My experience is that families are families, period. It doesn’t matter if the people in the family share DNA. It doesn’t matter if kids have come from their mother’s bodies or not. Kids are kids, and parents are parents.
I know my parents were trying to protect me. But all their secrecy made me feel like something was wrong with me.
Parents of young girls can read Lost Daughters to explore how their daughter might feel as she travels through life as an adoptee.