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 […]

The Truth About Intercountry Adoption’s Decline

In a recent flurry of articles, the National Council for Adoption asserts that the State Department is responsible for the plummeting number of intercountry adoptions. They are wrong. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. There are a multitude of reasons international adoptions to the United States and all other receiving countries have […]

Well-Known Adoption Fixer Charged With Human Trafficking

In its toughest criminal action to date to slow a thriving adoption pipeline to the U.S., the Republic of the Marshall Islands has charged a well-known adoption fixer with human trafficking, a potential 15 years prison sentence. The case centers on a January 2018 incident in which the fixer, Justin Aine, was stopped at the […]