DNA I – Robyn Joy Park

IAMAdoptee recently connected with Robyn Joy Park, Korean adoptee (the whole of who she is will be evident in our interview!) Robyn just returned from running a marathon in South Korea.  The marathon was part of her personal journey but also to advocate for and raise funds for 325KAMRA (325KAMRA.org).  She raised $3780 to support […]

Kassaye Berhanu-MacDonald

#IAMonemillion is an ongoing project to find creative ways to get to know the nearly one million international adopees worldwide.  Every story is unique.  What better way to express our individuality among such a large community than by sharing them one at a time? We had a chance to connect with Kassaye, adopted from Ethiopia […]

Families with Children from China

The largest organization in the US for adoptees from China has historically been FCC (Families with Children from China) with chapters in almost every state.   While Taiwanese adoptees would be considered the pioneer group, many of whom are in middle age now, the first wave of adoptees mostly from mainland China are now emerging adulthood.  […]

Also-Known-As Announces Winner of Inaugural Adoptee Excellence Scholarship

Also-Known-As is thrilled to announce the winner of its inaugural Adoptee Excellence Scholarship. We received fifty-six applications from across the country at a tremendous level of quality. Candidates were internationally adopted at various ages, from countries including China, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Jamaica, Korea, Latvia, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine. We were moved by young adoptees who […]

One Son Raised a World Apart Brings His Two Mothers Together

On a late Sunday afternoon, people weaved in and out at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, lugging suitcases with the usual faraway expressions. Many were traveling to see family and friends for the busy Memorial Day holiday. At the International Arrivals gate, three travelers appeared without fanfare – but their trip was no less significant. As […]

‘I’m an American’: Deported Adoptee Struggles in Brazil

NITEROI, Brazil (AP) — Paul Fernando Schreiner paces around a sparsely furnished room, swatting mosquitoes from his arms and neck as he wonders if today will be any different from all the others. The heavy, dense air of this city across the bay from Rio de Janeiro feels insufferable, nothing like the dry heat of […]

#AdopteesAre: Interview with Katie Nolan

Mia: Let’s start off with just talking about your adoption story then move into the stereotypes of adoption by which we can dive into it more from there. Can you give me an idea on your own experiences with stereotypes and prejudice as an adoptee? And have you experienced any discrimination of any kind and […]