Adoption

The Intruder

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

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…

The Schizophrenic Whistle-Blower

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