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Coming Home to Self – The Adopted Child Grows Up – Part II

I recently wrote a quick post about “Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Up” – a book I began reading several months ago that examines the effect of early separation on the development of adoptee sense of self, and … Continue reading

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Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Up – Part I

This weekend, I started reading “Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Up” by Nancy Newton Verrier, author of “The Primal Wound” (a classic in adoption literature). And can I just say, wow! I’m eager to read it. “Coming … Continue reading

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a word about culturally competent parenting

I read an article yesterday about Transracial Adoption: An Expert’s Advice If You’re Considering Adopting Transracially. The article was written from the perspective of a biracial, transracial adoptee, and included some helpful advice and insights (according to the article, 40% … Continue reading

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Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption – Part III

I am slowly making my way through “Outsiders Within,” reading a chapter every so often, and thinking about it in relation to my own and other transnational adoptee perspectives. Most recently I read the chapter about “Shopping for Children in … Continue reading

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Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption – Part II

I’m three chapters into “Outsiders Within” and wow, can I just say? This book speaks to my heart. Deeply, deeply. Things I’ve been too angry to say, things I’ve felt implicitly, but not known how to articulate. Things I was … Continue reading

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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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