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.
Madeleine Melcher encourages parents to support their children anyway they can.
This debut novel by a Korean adoptee explores love, loss, and finding yourself across the world.
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.
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.