I’m Adopted And Pro-Choice. Stop Using My Story For The Anti-Abortion Agenda.

Although anti-abortion activists don’t know me personally, they use my story in their arguments ― rewriting it to paint me as one of the “unwanted” children “saved” by adoption. People often conflate adoption and abortion as opposite sides of the same coin, despite research that shows women, for the most part, do not choose abortion […]

Korean-American adoptee healing past wounds with cooking

Shops in the Gyeongnidan area in Itaewon, Seoul, have been closing down one after another as tenants face tough times. The 55,000 square meter area from the military finance corps to the Grand Hyatt Hotel was once a vibrant, crowded district. Owing to the cosmopolitan nature of the neighborhood, craft beer, interesting stores and foreign […]

My Adoptive Parents Hid My Racial Identity From Me For 19 Years

Twenty-six years ago, a well-intentioned white couple adopted a baby from Bogota, Colombia. However, it wasn’t until the baby was 19 years old that she discovered that fact. You see, my parents decided that they were going to approach my adoption as if they were completely colorblind, despite the fact that we are not the […]

Adoptee musician explores lost heritage through solo album

Korean-Canadian musician Andrew Blad has released a remarkable solo album titled Poppycock, touching on genres from punk rock and metal to math rock and retro video game music. “The lyrical content is entirely based on things I’ve experienced and reflected on since moving to Korea,” he told The Korea Times. “From living in a city […]

Author’s experience of adopting sons helped her write her hardest book

From the moment Mitali Perkins and her husband adopted their twin sons in 1993, they began to notice something: other parents and adults were often excessive in their praise of their decision to adopt the two often-sickly babies from India. “There are still people who say, ‘You did a beautiful thing. You are a hero,’” […]

‘Breakthrough’ Film Highlights Power of Adoption, Unconditional Love

“Breakthrough,” the incredible true story of one mother’s steadfast love against all odds, highlights the power of adoption – and shows that love comes in many different forms. Produced by DeVon Franklin (“Miracles from Heaven”) and directed by Roxann Dawson (“House of Cards,” “Bates Motel”), “Breakthrough” recounts the true story of John Smith, who in […]