Monthly Archives: April 2013

Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption – Part I

I recently started the book “Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption” after learning about it on A Birth Project. So far I’ve only read the introduction and the contributors biographies, but I plan on working my way through it over the course … Continue reading

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what’s in a name?

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about labels lately. The way that labels we identify with, or the names that we get “labeled” can either be a source of pride or something to prove/disprove. As a student of social work, I … Continue reading

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reunification

I met you one day, after thumbing through a phone book that once belonged to her. You were in there. First name, phone number. I tried to call once, but the line was disconnected. I sent you a message five … Continue reading

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introductions

Welcome everyone! I’m Mirella. I am an adult, transracial adoptee. I am also a transnational adoptee, born and raised in Bulgaria until the age of 5, when I was adopted and raised by an American family living in Seattle, Washington. … Continue reading

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