This question is a follow-up to the one asking about the orphanage-bestowed name, and its importance; I’d like to expand on this a little bit if I may. In local culture, the question to ask after someone is min aya bayt?—from which house? In this way a [family] name is closely tied to place, and […]
I’m curious to know how many of us had to deal with the making of family trees, the looking into family genealogy, the tracing of roots on the adoptive family side and the expectations of us in this regard, compared and contrasted with the aftermath of our decisions to look into our own past and […]
Every once in a while a search phrase comes up in the stats that really gets to me. I thought we might share them, because they speak volumes.
This is a question in response to girl478o’s post, re: “Is it my search to begin?” First of all, thank you for the thoughtful insights on this forum. We are on the verge of trying again to search for our adaughter’s birth family, after failed informal and formal searches 7+/- years ago. At that time, […]
I’ve often wondered about the differences in the portrayal of the “arrival home” of the adoptee, based on mediated works like Daughter from Da Nang and The Lost Princess (published by Reader’s Digest). There is a focus on the return of the adoptee to her country of birth as bringing out the entire clan or […]
How have your views on culture and race changed since you searched? And what is its impact on your life?
First, I would like to thank you for making this blog available. It has given me much to think about. I think about my daughter’s first parents often and wish I knew more about their background so when the time came I would have the information to share with my daughter. I asked as many […]