I’d like to ask a question here that reflects a concept that has come up from time to time, but as is often the case, it is overshadowed by our focus on race and ethnicity in terms of transracial/transcultural/transnational adoption. That concept is one of the division of class. I’ve been thinking about it more […]
Recently I’ve taken steps towards disengaging from the adoptee community. One person wryly told me my efforts were futile, and she told me being an [transracial] adoptee was like going to the Hotel California, “you can check out but you can never leave.” It made me think about how visibly not fitting in (or culturally […]
As a reunited adoptee I post this to create some needed awareness to myself and my fellow adoptees who also have reunited with birth family to please be conscious of your fb posts, messages and comments in general to other adoptees online or IRL who have not found/ been found by their family.
Karma is a complex concept which, because I come from a mainstream Christian upbringing, I am learning through the work of others. Karma was not in the Colorado cultural air I breathed growing-up, though it has been making inroads to the western mind for decades. To make a general statement, Christians (and Episcopalians, I am […]
This question was on Twitter. With Halloween coming up, how many adoptees are going to find themselves paraded around like so many dress-up dolls? What does this say about the adoptive parents who would do this to the children temporarily in their care?
We, adoptees, cannot force P/APs to listen to what we have to say. We can remark, on the other hand, how much what we have to say disturbs the house of cards that represents the mythologies built up around adoption. How many of us have been erased from discussions at such web sites as Canada […]
Do you believe transracial adoptees do not struggle as much with their cultural identity when they have a sibling who is also adopted from their same cultural background?