I came across this article I haven’t been able to unpack yet. It seems to tap into one of the arguments promoting transracial adoption, and I thought it would be a great topic for discussion here. transracial adoptees, your thoughts? If babies were randomly allocated to families would racism end?
My daughter has asked me for assistance, and I thought it would be good to ask the community here: It seems that in every era since International Adoption became a thing, that it’s become a consideration for family planning, especially among the socially conscientious. Today it’s become the defacto solution for those who are interested […]
All the buzz in social media right now is about an NAACP official who turns out to not be black as claimed. She was born to a white couple and raised with black adoptees. There have been other articles wondering whether or not being transracial is analogous to being transgendered. And other articles about syndromes of delusion. Rachel […]
Most intercountry adoptees reading on the internet are gen x’ers or millennials. Very few are baby boomers, because we were the first to have been subjected to this social experiment en masse, and we are aging. And, if the rest of older adoptees are like me, we are exceptionally (acquaintances might even say irrationally) afraid of […]
Like many people here in America, currently in racial turmoil over grand jury decisions not to indict police officers who have killed unarmed black men, I shared this image on facebook. A few days later, articles appeared berating the photo’s manipulation and message. Clearly, other people think harder than I do before sharing. The first […]
I recently commented on a post here, but nobody seemed to notice, and I think it’s something important that we should discuss, because it rarely gets mentioned. So I deleted it and am posing a question so there can be more than just me joining in. So yes, I am gaming the Post & Comment […]
Couldn’t help but wonder what adoptees thought of this Pampers commercial, as seen in this article at Sociological Images: http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2014/06/13/the-white-womans-burden/
It seems at every juncture I turn and run smack into adoption. I consciously try to avoid it, but it seems to seek me out. For four decades I just lived my life and denied my otherly status. Let me tell you: that wasn’t a healthy strategy, though the world seemed very content with that. […]
I’ve been wrangling with my discomfort at a recent Korean American / Korean Adopteee Diaspora / Korean Queer gathering in honor of a Korean holiday (Thanksgiving) NOT in Korea, and I realized that I never want to attend another gathering of people focused on identity exploration and culture embracing from abroad ever again. I wrangled […]
I found this sitting in the “pending” pile; Girl4708 has given me permission to update and post. She originally wrote: As I approved another comment today on a blog post I wrote about Woody Allen, I wondered about tan fever, brown fever, and black fever as Asian adoptions decline and other countries become sources for […]
I’m fascinated by reunion stories. Primarily because adoptees in reunion are privy to the larger account of what creates orphans than the simple beneficient accounts we are told are the reasons. Having had the privilege to edit many adoptee reunion stories and interview many adoptees about their reunions, I am struck by the truths that […]
As an older adoptee, who didn’t address her own adoptee issues, who wasn’t aware of adoptee community and whose grown children also did not benefit from that knowledge and support base, I am very cognizant of all the adoptees who are now raising children of their own. Most of these children of adoptees are bi-racial […]
A transracially, transnationally adoptive parent, upon reading my thoughts on the historical and social reasons we Korean adoptees were sent abroad for adoption, responded by telling me that in Australia (paraphrasing here) society has gone to hell because of single moms on welfare breeding feral children, and that maybe Korea just doesn’t want to follow […]
Knowing what you know now, what would you say to your six year old transracially adopted self? At twelve? At eighteen, etc?
Recently I’ve taken steps towards disengaging from the adoptee community. One person wryly told me my efforts were futile, and she told me being an [transracial] adoptee was like going to the Hotel California, “you can check out but you can never leave.” It made me think about how visibly not fitting in (or culturally […]