Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Pain of Reunion

For Harriet – Thursday, November 05, 2015 The Pain of Reunion: A Transracial Adoptee’s Search for Her Birth Mother I am irreparably broken. My adoption was an earthquake that shattered my life. When I was three, the ground beneath me suddenly rocked and heaved me into the air, shards of concrete and glass pummeling my […]

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Adopted – Film Screening South Australia 17 Nov 2015

SOUTH AUSTRALIA EVENT The film Adopted reveals the grit rather than the glamor of transracial adoption. First-time director Barb Lee goes deep into the intimate lives of two well-meaning families and shows us the subtle challenges they face. One family is just beginning the process of adopting a baby from China and is filled with […]

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When Will Adoptive Parents Listen to the Voice of the Adopted?

Adoptee Restoration – Deanna Lately I’ve had an interesting phenomenon with adoptive parents. There are some who read my book or blog and come to me and say something like this: “I wanted to talk to you, to get your thoughts on how to help our daughter. She’s a teenager. We thought we would never […]

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Flip the Script – Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Month. Last year was the first year adoptees decided to #FlipTheScript on adoption awareness and share some of our experiences as they relate to adoption. Our stories were heard, and will be again. It’s important to listen and value what we, the sometimes voiceless members of the adoption and foster care […]

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Closure – A documentary on adoption

A documentary about a transracial adoptee who finds her birth mother, and meets the rest of a family who didn’t know she existed, including her birth father.  A story about identity, the complexities of trans-racial adoption, and most importantly, closure.   Click here for the link to the trailer.  

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