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You Don’t Have to be Perfect

You Don’t Have to be Perfect

Have you seen these? They are part of a PSA campaign to raise awareness about foster care adoption. I have to admit that they made me laugh. How about this one? Or perhaps this? I think these PSA’s normalize adoptive ‘parenting’ by saying that...

NPR and Transracial Adoption

Recently I wrote about NPR’s exclusion of an adoptee’s voice in a piece about Transracial Adoption. This past Sunday NPR did add the perspective of an adult transracial adoptee by interviewing Chad Goller-Sojourner. You may be familiar with his work...
Celebrating Lunar New Year With Kids

Celebrating Lunar New Year With Kids

January 31st, 2014 is Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year and Spring Festival). We celebrate each year with a visit to Lan Su Chinese Garden, attendance at local cultural events to see the always beloved Lion or Dragon Dances, lanterns, rolling fruit, lucky...

Valuing the Adoptee Voice

Yesterday I asked my daughter about joining a tween adoptee group. The group gets together to watch movies, hang out, and debrief together both their adoption stories and their voices reflected in the movies and media around them. She jumped at the chance. “Mom, that...