Speaking with another adoptee yesterday, half African American, half Korean, she noted how I was the only adoptee she’d ever spoken with who didn’t want to be white growing up. While it is true I felt white and was always zapped into place when the rest of the world reminded me that I was not, […]
My grown children are part of the first generation of children born to the Korean adoptee diaspora, and as mixed-race children, they too have issues of race to deal with, yet without a tribe to identify with. I speak with other adoptees with young children and much of their own impetus for grappling with their […]
Sometimes I catch myself thinking/acting in a privileged or colonizer way and I’m appalled. I feel like I’m 99% white inside and the more I learn about the world, the more I regret that, despite all my opportunities. How white are you? Do you want to reduce that? Is that even possible? How much does […]
Transracial adoptees, I’m assuming you’ve all had or have relationships with people of another race. Has that been an issue? How has that affected you? Please share your thoughts on the past, present, and future of mixed relations in your life.
Disambiguation in Wikipedia is the process of resolving the conflicts that arise when a single term is ambiguous How does race affect this?
If so, what gave you that impression? How did you deal with it? Were other family members (grandparents, uncles, aunts, siblings,…) racists?”
I’ve often wondered about the differences in the portrayal of the “arrival home” of the adoptee, based on mediated works like Daughter from Da Nang and The Lost Princess (published by Reader’s Digest). There is a focus on the return of the adoptee to her country of birth as bringing out the entire clan or […]
How have your views on culture and race changed since you searched? And what is its impact on your life?
My husband and I are white, we are looking to adopt. The race factor isn’t that big of an issue to us. We live in central California, and we see bi-racial couples and childeren all the time, and no one seems to be bothered by it. Is it different in other parts of the US? And […]