Tag Archives: Adoptee Voices

A film about birth family search.

Q&A: Bryan and Angela Tucker of Closure

Q&A: Bryan and Angela Tucker of Closure

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.

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A black adoptee raised by white adoptive parents

“On Becoming African American”

Raised in a white community, I've just begun to embrace my heritage.

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Celebrating birth culture is important in transracial adoption

“Do Fan Dances and Tea Ceremonies Really Teach Us Anything?”

The museum view of culture and heritage ignores the realities of life as a racial minority. But there is a middle ground.

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Growing up in foster care meant moving a lot

“Hand-Me-Downs: Growing Up in Foster Care”

People kept taking us, a threesome of foster kids, into their homes. But we never stuck.

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A Korean adoptee

“Inside/Outside”: The Transracial Adoptee Experience

30 years later: A special report on the Korean adoptee experience

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Microaggressions can add up over time

Responding to “Invisible” Racism

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.

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Image of one of the adoption memoirs available to read this summer

Summer Reading 2015

Everyone touched by adoption should check out these powerful memoirs, by a birth mother and an adoptee.

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Film reel for documentaries about adoption

Documentaries About Adoption

These nonfiction films are sure to open up dialogues about the subjects’ experiences and your family’s story long after the last frame.

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Adopting an older child can be rewarding

“What We Wish We Had Known” – Older Child Adoption

A mom and her daughter share lessons learned about older child adoption.

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This family remembers birth mothers on Mother's Day

“A Mother’s Day Not About Me”

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.

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Matthew and his mother after his search was complete

“We Always Called You Jason”

Fantasizing about my birth parents, I never dreamed my strongest link to the past would be through a flinty grandmother.

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An adoptee escort and a baby from Korea

“Homeward Bound”

Retracing a journey I had made 23 years earlier inspired unforeseen emotions about my past, and about one child's future.

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One woman's story of stepparent adoption

“Family by Choice”

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.

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One teen's adoptee story of her fears on adoption day.

“Three Little Words on My Adoption Day”

A decade of disappointing foster care placements made me doubt the two people who had taken me into their hearts.

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The author's imaginary birth mom, astronaut Christa McAuliffe

“When My Birth Mom Was an Astronaut”

I looked for my birth mother everywhere. For a little while, I found her on the Space Shuttle.

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