30 years later: A special report on the Korean adoptee experience
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.
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.
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.
I know my parents were trying to protect me. But all their secrecy made me feel like something was wrong with me.
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.
Raised in a white community, I've just begun to embrace my heritage.
Parents of young girls can read Lost Daughters to explore how their daughter might feel as she travels through life as an adoptee.
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.
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.
Jiang-Stein always knew that she was adopted, but only discovered that she was born in a prison at age 12.
China's devastating one-child policy has finally ended. What does it mean for adoptees?
I began to have second thoughts about sharing my story in application essays — just as it’s no one else’s business, it shouldn’t factor into a college’s decision to accept me.
Once again, we turned to the Adoptive Families community to compile our Fifth Annual Best Adoption Books List. Hundreds of you recommended your favorite adoption memoirs on Adoptive Families Circle. These favorites reached the top of the list.
In this open adoption video, teen and young adult adoptees who grew up knowing their birth parents share their thoughts and experiences.
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.