Adoptee Voices

Why Did She Run?

I was fascinated by the way she would take off and run. The wooden screen…

Out of The Blue

What did Virgo’s stars portend? A prophecy of place and time, a raison d’être. On…

lotus flower

while shopping for toys & stuffed horses for our young nieces, we come across a…

Origins

Before I was born the erasure of my origins was imprinted in my genes the…

The Stolen Birth Certificate: A Bastard Moment Memoir

In June 1989 my adoptive mom died about three weeks after suffering a debilitating stroke.…

Stop Using My Identity As A Joke

To the guy who said: “I thought I had found the perfect Asian guy ……

A Mythical Mother

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

What it’s like to be Asian…

As an Asian-American who has lived nearly her whole life in America, I never really…

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…

Jacarandas Do Not Grow in Washington

Out of necessity and need for change, I moved far away from the beautiful place…

Words Hurt: Racism and Microaggressions

Something that has always irked me is when adoptees speak out about racism and microaggressions…