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On the Radio: Adoptees as Immigrants, via "Maeve in America"

Maeve Higgins is an Irish TV star and comedian, currently living in New York City. Among her creative projects is a series of podcasts about “funny, beautiful, and sometimes maddening immigration stories, told by the people who’ve lived them.” I recently had the pleasure of being the “context queen” on the… 239 more words


She searched for her birth family and found a surprise!

She searched for her birth family and found a surprise!

by Beth Kozan

In my 35-year career in adoption, I wore many hats. One hat was that of Confidential Intermediary. 660 more words

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The "not-so-secret" Secret

The man who signed the papers for my daughter’s adoption wasn’t actually her father. Yeah, I know. That’s screwed up. I know it is. I don’t feel good about it. 626 more words


Dear Adoption, You Have Changed Everything and Nothing About My Life

Dear Adoption:  You Have Changed Everything and Nothing About My Life

Let me explain:

You, along with your co-conspirator, Relinquishment, have changed my name. You severed my connection to the mother who conceived and bore me and interrupted the bonding process with her. 1,191 more words


Dear Adoptee

Dear Adoptee,

Thank you.

Thank you for flipping the script and sharing your feelings, thoughts and opinions.

It probably wasn’t easy and this adoptive mother appreciates it. 265 more words


Dear Adoption, I'm Nearly 60 Yet Still The 5 Year Old Version of Myself

Dear Adoption, I’m Nearly 60 Yet Still The 5 Year Old Version of Myself

I will turn 60 next year and still the tears fall from my noticeable Asian eyes when I think of the 5 year old me…the little Korean Black girl. 943 more words


How My Granddaughter Changed My Perspective on Adoption

I am pleased to have an article on Catapult.co today, titled “A New Light: How My Daughter’s Pregnancy Made Me Rethink Adoption.”

I am the parent through adoption to four amazing, wonderful, beloved children, now all in their late 20’s. 226 more words