Family

Think Before You Spit: DNA Testing Can Disrupt Mature Families

In midlife, I suddenly became a middle child.  Two years ago, our parents sat my younger…

Where to find God? In math, love, the church, the backseat of a car, or the minds of children?

God and math: in my mind, they are connected, and here’s why. Math is formulaic,…

From Burnout to Thriving as a Working Mother: How Working Part-Time is Essential to My Well-Being

“What if you are meant to feel the world as inhospitable, unfriendly, off-track in just…

The bag of the silver-headed woman

This is not a story of sadness, but rather one real story of how not…

Parenting in the In-between space

He was 11 years old. He was skinny and tall, with a head full of…

The Unrecognized Developmental Trauma of Early Relinquishment in Adoption

Note from Author Hello readers.  This writing is basically a paper lifted from my Master of…

A Letter To My 7-month old Daughter

Dear Zahra, On your seven-month birthday, a super massive black hole was seen at the…

It’s Okay to Cry: Grieving as an Asian American

The United States marked a tragic milestone, 1 million COVID deaths. While the country is…

Bereavement Policies Should Give Employees More Space to Grieve

“We are certainly right now in this country out of the pandemic phase,” Dr. Fauci…

My Adoption Story

My name is Miguel Jones, and I am an adoptee from the province of Hà…

Forgiveness

How do we forgive our fathers? Do we forgive him for leaving, or do we…

Foster Youth Need Aging Out Experiences Worth Celebrating

Anniversaries have special meaning and often call for celebration or reflection on an historical event…

After Yang: Racial Mirrors and the Adoptive Family

After Yang presents a techno fueled future musing on family, surveillance, and consciousness. The film…

Pandemic Parenting and Connections

While there has been significant discussion on parenting school aged children during the pandemic, very…

Dad doesn’t live in the best of times.

Dad coughed up a few small specks of blood one morning in late November. His…