Family

October is “Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month”

My four-year-old daughter, Xun — her name means wind in Chinese — started attending the…

when the ache echoes

If I said mother will you read this poem I wrote about how much you…

It Was More Than Just Food: The Impact of the U.S Census on Student Breakfast Programming & College Funding

For as long as I can remember I always wanted to make an impact in…

Are We Really in This Pandemic Together?

Don’t be fooled by romantic talk about how COVID-19 spotlights the common plight of humans…how…

The Intruder

Twelve years old, Summer 2004 “Do you ever think about your real parents?” Summer had…

The Day I Came Home to Myself

I wear two identities. In one, I am an Indian immigrant raising my mixed-race daughter…

A Mythical Mother

As a Korean transracial adoptee, I’ve always known I was adopted. It has been a…

What it Cost to be Adopted

The New York Times (NYT) recently published a piece, “What I Spent to Adopt My…

Gone to U.S.A.

It happened in the evening. I am left on a sidewalk in Korea Swaddled in…

Homeless Soul

When I first came into your world I was attached to you I needed you…

Obituary

for Mary When one of them dies We scour the obituary for any mention Of…

The Five Stages of Being Adopted

The Kübler-Ross Model, also known as the Five Stages of Grief, has long been used…