Laura Cerrano shares her journey to becoming a Feng Shui Master

      IAMAdoptee interviews Laura Cerrano, adopted from Colombia and citizen of the world, as she shares her journey to becoming a Feng Shui Master.     What is your name(s)?  Silvia Céspedes Serrano (my birth name) + Laura Cerrano (the name I use today). I’ve had a few names over the years and […]

Anna Grundström – Dancer, Artist, BodyMind Movement Facilitator, Teacher, Healer

  IAMAdoptee interviews Anna Grundström, adopted from Indonesia, as she shares her own awakening of her adoption story and how she is now helping intercountry adoptees explore the language of the body, the stories our body tells and finding resilience.     What is your name(s)?  Anna Grundström   How do you identify yourself? Indonesian […]

Reiki Master Heather Schultz Gittens and Her Journey to Healing

  IAMAdoptee spoke with Reiki Master Heather Schultz Gittens, adopted from Korea, about her experience in finding meaning and healing through the practice of Reiki.   What is your name(s)? My name is Heather Schultz Gittens. My birth name is Huh Mee-Young. My pronouns are she/her.   How do you identify yourself? My identity is […]

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy by Kacy Ames, LCSW

  During my first year of postgraduate training in Family and Couples Therapy, my supervisor said something so simple and yet so surprising that it permanently shifted my sense of self.  I was working with a couple that had been struggling with trust, closeness and commitment.  My supervisor advised “Kacy, think about romantic love in […]

I Want To Be A Father

“What do you want to be when you grow up my love?,” I ask my little one. He says without hesitation, “I want to be a father.”   Too often in adoption, we can be very birthmother centered, and I am guilty of that too.  She has been a presence almost all of my adult […]

Adoption: Adverse Childhood Experience Explained with Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker

    IAMAdoptee sat down with Chaitra Witra-Leiker and had the opportunity to more deeply understand the Adoption and Adverse Childhood Experiences Score.       Darci Siegel: My name is Darci Siegel, I use she/her pronouns, and I am a content developer with IAMAdoptee. I’m excited to sit with Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, licensed psychologist […]