Adoption

The Stolen Birth Certificate: A Bastard Moment Memoir

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

Southlake Carroll School District Gets an “F” in Racial Equity

This country is experiencing a long overdue reckoning. George Floyd’s murder seemed a tipping point,…

White America Has Never Learned to Care for Black People

As protests continue around the country after the brutal killing of George Floyd, we are no…

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…