Adoption

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…

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…

What Adoption Taught Me About Family Separation

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