Q:what gave you the idea to organize this site? :)
What inspired me about this site was that a close friend of mine, Lorial Crowder, who is also a Filipino Adoptee had started her own group which is known as the Filipino Adoptees Network (FAN).
I’ve also made many another Asian and non-Asian adoptee friends and we share each other’s experiences and stories with one another. Some of our stories are similar in values and other stories differ.
During my adolescence I always would reflect upon when people would ask me my ethnicity. Answering that I was Filipino, I came to the conclusion that I also had no idea what a Filipino looked like besides whenever I looked in the mirror, nor what the norms of a Filipino family was…
I didn’t learn my entire story or history of what happened before I was adopted until I turned 18. All I knew was that I had a foster family residing in Cebu City, Philippines.
The birth of this group/blog was to allow other Asian adoptees to help complete their story, allow non-adoptees understand the same stereotypes and even adoption stereotypes that adoptees have, and as a blog that provides Socio-cultural and psychological education of whom would like to share their adoption life experiences.
I hope this answered your question and thank you very much for being a loyal follower Emilio and this was a very good question. =)