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Presentation on Korean Adoptees as parents study

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 more words

International Adoption

Single Black man adopts three white boys from foster care

Such a heartwarming story.

Barry Farmer, 30, of Richmond, has adopted three foster children as a single father. He was raised in the kinship care system himself as a child.  516 more words


Searching for Bio Family ~ My Personal Experience

As I had mentioned before, I am adopted and I have gone through the difficult journey of searching for my biological family and was (un)fortunate enough to find them – well, at least SOME of them!  662 more words

Adoption ~ Not Always What You Think

I don’t think people realize the amount of pressure that is placed on people who are adopted.  I understand as a child, we are rescued out of the depths of hell sometimes and placed into some very loving homes; but what others don’t realize is the agony and anguish some of us adoptees feel for the rest of our lives. 543 more words

Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful for many things – good health, reliable friends and family, a good book to read and most of all, my children. 816 more words


Let's Stop Making Adoptees Ask Permission to Know Who They Are

Editor’s note: It’s National Adoption Awareness Month (NAAM). How will you #FlipTheScript?

I first spoke with Steve, a 53-year-old New Jersey adoptee, in February, soon after he received his original birth certificate thanks to a change in state law in New Jersey. 739 more words

'Adopted' Book launch

The invitations went out, and on Friday 14 July 2017 our book ‘Adopted’ was launched at Relationships Australia SA, Hindmarsh, the culmination of a two year journey starting with IdentityRites self-funding the first round of writing workshops, followed by successfully applying for a FASS Small Grant to engage David Chapple to facilitate the completion of the writings to go into the book.   112 more words