Mots-clefs » Adoption

Uncertain Belief

Have you ever believed something, knew it to be completely and fully true, and yet still felt uncertainty about it? Most people who know me, know I tend to be more operative in extremes – something is or it isn’t, something is right or it’s wrong – not a lot of room for gray. 912 mots de plus


Bringing Home Bayou Baby.

Now that we have had a few weeks to process our emotions, the fire for adoption is still burning strong and we are beginning the footwork for the next one. 675 mots de plus


Stop Smiling for Every Damn Picture You Take or Someone Takes of You!

I grew up in a family where the outside was more important than the inside. It didn’t matter how much sexual, emotion, physical, verbal, spousal, sibling, or narcissistic abuse was in the home. 1 544 mots de plus


Adoptees as parents: How Korean American adoptees talk about ethnicity, race, and adoption

Each year University of Washington Tacoma invites faculty to present on their research and I was fortunate to be asked to participate in this year’s Lightening Talk. 49 mots de plus

Race And Racism

"What does it mean to be a family?"

Synopsis: Grace has had a rough few months – she misses the Homecoming Dance because she gives birth to her daughter the same night and puts her up for adoption, finds out that although she grew up an only child is actually the middle child with an older brother in foster care and a younger sister adopted by another family and she feels like she doesn’t know who she is anymore. 329 mots de plus


Dear Adoption, A Letter to My Inner Child

Dear Adoption, A Letter to My Inner Child

Because of you, Adoption, I had this scared child, crying inside me and I really needed to know him better. 650 mots de plus


Thrive (thoughts on 2017)

We are almost halfway through the final month of the year and I am not sure about you, but I have been doing a lot of self reflection. 1 712 mots de plus