Never forget the young children taken from their asylum-seeking parents and flown across the country. Where are they now? This article is more important than ever because they have slipped from our thoughts amidst the mounting ruckus of the current political craziness. Did Kimberly McKee’s words come to pass? Still in the making? We are seeing the beginnings of how organizations transform black and brown children to desirable bodies for adoption. http://www.thelostdaughters.com/2018/06/adoption-and-child-separation-at-border.html
Posted with permission from my friend Lydia Hollingsworth. She posted this in a private forum where only Korean adoptees are allowed, and it simultaneously broke my heart and inspired me (before I realized it was from someone I knew). Occasionally I wonder whether I have outgrown the private adoptee forums, as recycled subjects come up, and then a post like this comes along, that moves my soul and pushes it off-balance, shakes up my brain […]
One of the strangest and saddest reunion stories I have heard – but beautifully told in its raw and unflinching emotion. The cycle of abandonment stops with me. http://www.thegriefdiaries.org/nonfiction-by-soojin-pate/
“It is the stories that connect us.” #kad Tara Footner about adoptee voices. Excellent list of stories to follow up with. Now Is The Time For International Asian Adoptees To Share Their Stories
Adoptees who represented Korea in Olympics are sticking around to search for their birth families. Marissa Brandt named honorary ambassador for post-adoption services. Jackie Kling’s statements show a lot of patience and maturity about others’ perspectives. Still, hoping that search support becomes more robust, and more rights are given to adoptees. Participating in the Olympics shouldn’t be one of the main springboards to a search. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/olympics-over-korean-american-adoptee-athletes-focus-search-birth-families-n854471
New occasional Korean adoptee portrait series by photographer Matthew Lavere. http://www.mattlavere.com/blog2/ First entry with Tara Revyn.
KAS announced official financial, housing, language, and other support for adoptees deported back to Korea. It is a necessary bandaid on a crappy situation, so this is good news. At least one government is taking steps to doing the right thing, though there is a long way to go. https://www.kadoption.or.kr/en/board/board_view.jsp?bcode=41_7&no=86
Adoption Museum Project reports 25 international adoptees deported. First time i have seen any kind of statistic on this anywhere, and i am filled with rage. Even State Department had no idea. At least one has died, and I hope the rest are surviving well. The Adoption Museum Project has produced great #infographics on Adoptee Citizen status in the USA. Very useful to… https://t.co/FZg02WIGRw — AFFCNY (@AFFCNY) January 22, 2018