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.
A 10-year-old recalls the day a foster family became a forever family for him and his sister.
With her swollen belly, my classmate reminded me of my own first mother. People expected her to be ashamed, but I wondered, how can someone be ashamed of the mother without also being ashamed of the baby?
After reuniting with my birth family and studying in my birth country, I felt closer to my adoptive family than ever.
Being asked who your "real parents" are is part of being an adoptee. Even though I know now what parenting means, those four letters still make me cringe.
Adolescent adoptees offer first-person wisdom to fellow adoptees.
My prison birth could have set me up for a life of failure. But the love of my families has led me to one of resilience and hope.
Children's understandings of and personal fantasies about their adoption stories may differ from what you tell them. My version saw my parents wandering the aisles of "Baby Market."
From workshops and playshops to heritage travel and adoptee camps — there are tons of way to teach your kid about their culture!
A Korean adoptee learns that human nature doesn't always follow perceived "best practices."
Alison Larkin's semi-autobiographical novel centers on an adoptee — raised in England, but born in America. Read the review, here.
In this collection of candid interviews, adoptees shed light on the complex and controversial topic of transracial adoption by sharing their own experiences.
In the film “Outside Looking In,” a transracial adoptee explore the complexities of his identity.
A Korean adoptee shares her experience growing up in a conspicuous family.