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.
A decade of disappointing foster care placements made me doubt the two people who had taken me into their hearts.
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.
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.
The elusive memory of a kindred spirit has steered me, over the years, toward the heart of my own story.
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.
A mom and her daughter share lessons learned about older child adoption.
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
People kept taking us, a threesome of foster kids, into their homes. But we never stuck.
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.
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.
Putting together all her pieces — Chinese, Jewish, American, Israeli — made this adoptee realize that she was more than the sum of her parts.
I tell prospective adoptive parents to take a good, hard look at their social circles, their neighborhoods, their churches, their communities and think about how those places and spaces will look and feel to their child.
Even among same-race families physical differences can prompt curious questions. How did you handle it?
Finding my birth family has never been an attempt to replace anyone else, but simply an effort to find myself, a desire my adoptive family understands.
In this personal essay, one adoptee describes all the questions she wanted to ask her birth mother when she visited her birth country: a jail.
An adoptee's letter to prospective parents lets them know what their children might be thinking.