Adoptee Voices

Words Hurt: Racism and Microaggressions

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

The Schizophrenic Whistle-Blower

My story begins with the Tuskegee experiments. Shadowy White supremacist organizations in the government basically…

Gotcha Day: Turning the Private into the Public

Saturday, November 23 is the official GOTCHA DAY, aka National Adoption Awareness Day. (NAD) in…

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…

“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,…