Adoptee Voices

A Potted Plant in the Forest

At the age of six I stood behind velvet curtains dreaming of another world. As…

The Mother I Never Knew

I grew up knowing I was adopted. I found out at a very young age.…

Why Secrets Hurt

I love surprises.  I love when a friend comes to visit me with flowers or…

What Adoption Taught Me About Family Separation

As Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prepares to begin immigration raids tomorrow, my heart breaks…

“How Can You Be Adopted and Hate Adoption?”

“Having a baby and can’t take care of it? Don’t worry! Put your baby up…

Lost and Found: The Heritage of Adoption

As summer approaches, I’m reminded of the informational brochure for Korean heritage camp my parents…

3 Ways Being an Asian Adoptee Has Changed My Life

My name is Gracie. I was born in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province China on December 9th,…