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complexity and the beauty of spaces in between

Complexity breeds despair, or so I’ve heard. But in my eyes, complexity is special. It’s hard earned. It’s what makes us three-dimensional. And while I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, what makes an adoptee identity complex is very special to … Continue reading

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under pressure – reconnecting with birth relatives

I met my oldest biological cousin in person, for the first time, several weeks ago. He’s a doctor and for the last few months has been a visiting resident at one of the most prestigious medical institutes in the United … Continue reading

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the politics of adoption

The politics of adoption are inevitable. Particularly across race and nationality. An individual decides they want to adopt across racial lines or the borders of the country where they live, and it says something: that a parent thinks they can … 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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return

I returned to Bulgaria for the first time as an adult when I was twenty. I’d visited once before – on a family vacation to the Black Sea with my mom, dad, and brother when I was ten. This time, … Continue reading

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lessons from a sitcom – a post about hair

Hair is a loaded topic. Some say hair is a woman’s pride. Others, her crown. Some weeks ago, while catching up on episodes of Grey’s Anatomy – I was reminded of my own hair travails when I saw this: For … Continue reading

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on therapy and healing

I had a life before you knew me – I remember blurting out one day in the middle of dinner. As if my parents didn’t get it. As if nothing they did could bring back the past. I was a … Continue reading

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