Seeking Counsel: An Expert Panel in Mental Health Shares Wisdom

Considering seeking counseling or therapy and wondering how to go about it? IAMAdoptee reached out to three therapists to help you navigate the process of finding someone for you.  This article was originally published as a February 2020 blog post by Katie Bozek, Ph.D., LMFT for the Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN). It […]

Be Well: Adoptees Coping with COVID 19

Wellness and being adopted IAMAdoptee reached out to a group of mental health professionals to help us think about ways being adopted might particularly impact our well-being during this COVID19 pandemic.  Even as restrictions are starting to lift in various regions of the world, the emotional impact lingers in ways we have yet to anticipate.  […]

COVID 19 and the Intercountry Adoptee Community: Ann McKinnon

Living within a worldwide pandemic, intercountry adoptees, like everyone else have been deeply impacted. From small business owners who have had to close their brick and mortar stores, to adoptees living in worry about how they will pay next month’s rent to fun ways to connect with other adoptees to make the day pass with […]

Holidays as Adoptees

Happy 2019! This year, December means holidays in the United States and many countries in the West. Ethiopia and other countries following the Julian calendar have Christmas to come.  And most of Asia is waiting to celebrate The Year of the Rat in 2020!  Whatever you celebrate, IAMAdoptee wishes you and all you love a […]

Double Beauty Standards

By Katara Ziegler *Disclaimer: This piece is written from the perspective of a Chinese, cis-female identifying adoptee residing in the US. It is representative of the author’s views only. I walked slightly behind my group of friends, and the difference was remarkable. No one shouted at me to choose their taxi service. I was offered […]

CCI – Charlotte Cotter

Over the last 20+ years, the spotlight on international adoption shined brightest on the thousands of mostly female children adopted from China.  Notwithstanding the many memoirs and articles written by adoptive parents of their daughters from China, there are so many reasons for this particular interest – China’s One-Child Policy, the country’s radical approach to […]

CCI – Emily Finley

Over the last 20+ years, the spotlight on international adoption shined brightest on the thousands of mostly female children adopted from China.  Notwithstanding the many memoirs and articles written by adoptive parents of their daughters from China, there are so many reasons for this particular interest – China’s One-Child Policy, the country’s radical approach to […]

The Gathering – Paul Sacco

The First International Gathering of Korean Adult Adoptees was held in 1999, Washington, DC.  This three day event invited Korean adoptees from all over the world. About 500 of us came together to spend time sharing our experiences.  For many, it was the first time being in a room where they entered as an adoptee […]