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An Iranian Intercountry Adoption

InterCountry Adoptee Voices (ICAV) 2017 I am an Iranian intercountry adoptee born in 1969 and adopted by my American adoptive family in 1976. They lived and worked at a small shipping port town called Bandar-e-abbas, not far from Tehran for a number of years. My adoptive father worked in a British ship building company, contracted […]

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The Colour of Time

A new book, The Colour of Time: A Longitudinal Exploration of the Impact of Intercountry Adoption in Australia is to be released in June this year. The Colour of Time follows the journeys of 13 of the original 27 contributors from The Colour of Difference.  Reading about their experiences 15 years on, you will gain a greater understanding […]

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Ethiopian Adoption Connection (EAC)

Our Mission. Beteseb Felega, also known as Ethiopian Adoption Connection (EAC), is a grassroots effort to reconnect family members separated by adoption and to provide compassionate support to adoptees, birth family members, and adoptive parents. Our internet database contains Ethiopian adoption information provided by adopted people/adoptive parents and birth families who are looking for each […]

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Adoptee Reunions: A Happy Ending Can Be Elusive

Korean Expose, Published on January 4, 2017 by Katelyn Hemmeke When I tell South Korean nationals that I’m a Korean-American adoptee, their reactions vary from a kind of backhanded recognition (“Oh, so that’s why you can’t speak Korean”) to profuse apologies (“I’m so sorry that happened to you”) to expressions of jealousy (“You’re so lucky; […]

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Deepa and the Mothers of Silence

Al Modon – Zeina Allouche Article Translated to English by Yara Zalzal   The quest for finding Deepa Darmasiri was poignant, indeed. What a sad picture it was, seeing her eaten up by all her hesitation, to finally gather the strength to reveal what she lived through. Her startled eyes, which talked about the sad […]

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