thechinaadoptee asked: Thank you so much for making this. As a Chinese adoptee, I was very skeptical about the idea of a birth search or anything related, but the stories posted on here give me some hope!
13 Korean adoptees obtain dual citizenship →
Thirteen Korean adoptees regained their South Korean citizenship on Tuesday but didn’t have to forfeit their foreign nationality in the first case of its kind to happen since a revised immigration law went into effect, the Justice Ministry said. Kim Dae-won, 43, who was adopted by a family in Switzerland when he was five, and 12 other adoptees were allowed to have double citizenship, the...
Evangelicals Launch Crusade to Adopt Children from... →
rad-emp: As a way for conservative evangelicals to reclaim the social gospel message from liberal churches, adoption is a perfect storm, too, seemingly defining antiabortion activism as more truly “prolife”—or “whole life,” as one Bethany staffer coined it—while providing a new opportunity, as recent orphan theology texts explain, to spread the gospel. In Reclaiming Adoption, Cruver bluntly...
Hyunh thi Cam Tu was a 5 month old baby when she left Vietnam at the end of the war in 1975. She was part of Operation Babylift, a joint US and Australian government project to find new homes for Vietnamese orphans. Cam Tu was adopted by a family in Sydney, became Catherine Turner and a true blue Aussie. But the questions surrounding her Vietnamese heritage and family were impossible to ignore....
The 4th International Conference on Adoption and...
Call for proposals — please publicize widely. March 22 - 25, 2012 The Claremont Colleges, Claremont, California For the 2012 conference of the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture, we are expanding our concerns to include not only adoption in its many historical and cultural variations but also parallel institutions such as foster care, orphanages, and technologically-assisted...
Story Telling and Oral Tradition →
Every adoptee has a voice. Our place in history - erased, plays a huge role in our stories of where we came from, our struggles, journey and voice as how we as Asian adoptees came to be. Pathos of Asian Adoptees encourages you to share your experiences to let you know that you’re not alone and there are many others who feel the same way. They are being with the experiences we have with our...
The best part about reaching out to others is...
…you touch anothers’ heart. My blog: http://pathosofasianadoptees.tumblr.com/ helps those whom are Asian, adopted, or part of transracial adoptive families as well. It talks about the perspectives of what it is like to be adopted and address issues about culture identity, race, discrimination and one’s own history. Check it out! One comment that one adoptee left me reinforces...
subtlemag asked: Wow! We think your site is great!
(FYAA) is going to have a url name change
Pathos of Asian Adoptees will be the new name
Adoptees Don’t Just Feel Foreign Around White... →
wtfhellokitty: What people forget is that I look Chinese, but I’m not linguistically Chinese. What people fail to understand, or rather, cannot understand, is how it feels to be in a room full of people who look exactly like you, but the way they act and speak is nothing like you in the slightest. What people fail to understand is how demoralizing, frightening, and subconsciously...
What the Hello Kitty: Transracial Adoption →
What is sad that there is also a barrier between adoptees and adoptive parents. A barrier in which that the adoptive parents don’t fully understand how it is and what it means to look different from the rest of the family. Some people view adoption as second rate since there is for some reason an importance on biological connections from parent to child. wtfhellokitty: Attended a...
My friend's step brother.
My friend works with me at Subway. Her and I were talking and she was telling me how her step brother and him were having a conversation. He mentioned how he goes to Subway pretty often and she said “ Well how come do I never see you when I’m working?” Then he replies back “I mainly go between lunch time but when I do go I give this foreign kid a hard...
It’s April 1975. As the Khmer Rouge takes control of Cambodia, a small orphaned girl, Li-Da Men, is flown out of the country. Eventually, she ends up as the adopted daughter of an affluent British couple and has a privileged upbringing whilst the country of her birth is returned to Year Zero. Now, twenty six years later, Li-Da returns to Cambodia in search of the truth: the truth about her...
Bert's Poetry Slam →
Thanks Leona for sharing this!
I adopted my uncle
I never really lived with my father. Always kinda grew up smiling how you would be happy if you saw me win an award at school, imagining how it’d feel like if you came and give me a hug, how it’d feel to have you next to me in my picture album, how it feels if you taught me to grow up. And then you sent me away, for bad behavior. Where I stayed with my German/Irish uncle. He taught...
: Throwback →
fiddlebug86: Ugh, let’s face it I’m obsessed with China. Yet I only lived there for a short period of my life. I don’t know why, but I love learning and living in its culture. I don’t think I regret having Caucasian parents because they are the only parents I ever had. I probably should stop referring to Asian…
Wonder Why? by Katie H. Why did you do it, how could you do it? Was it just for me? Or only for you? Pardon this selfishness of mine, for wondering why. What was the feeling in your body? What was going through your mind? Was it rainin’, was it shinin’? Just wonderin’ why. Did you love me? Did you regret that day? Did you ever second guess it? Excuse this...
Why So Angry?
By: Dr. John Raible At the risk of speaking for other adoptees, We want to feel like we belong, unconditionally. We want to feel welcome wherever we go. We want to not be stared at when we go out with our families. We don’t want to be asked, Is that your real mother/sister/brother/father? We don’t want to be asked, Would you rather have been left in the orphanage/group home/foster...
My Story - Special Occasion Speech for Public...
Thank you, Salamat Po I’ve been an active member of Filipino School also formally known as Paaralang Pilipino since 2007. If it wasn’t for my family friend, Tita Rose Tutay, I would have never stumbled upon this “Pearl of the Midwest.” I would have never known anything about my roots. And I would have never known what really defines Filipino or for myself, a Filipino American without the...
Adult Transnational Adoptee and their American... →
Hi all, A Korean adoptee Lisa and her adoptive mother Karen are working on a oral history - research and study of adult transnational adoptees and their white parents. I am writing you in hopes that you will consider taking the survey and also to schedule an interview with the researchers because more often than not, the adopted Filipino voice and experiences are overlooked or not considered at...