I write about my journey as an adoptive mom but I try to remember that each time I share anything that my children have their own story to share some day. As much as I write, I also want to read other points of view and other members of the adoption triad. I am glad to co-host the adoption talk link up with a group of women who all represent different viewpoints of adoption and I hope you check out their writing for unique perspectives. Today, I wanted to share a few of the blogs that I read and follow to gain the perspective of an adoptee and what my children might be going through as they grow up in our multicultural family.
Tara Vanderwoude is a social worker, adoptee and a speaker/writer. I have learned much from her honest and gentle and challenging way of describing the complex feelings of adoption. A couple of great posts to get to know Tara would be Back to School Communicating with Teachers and Assumptions and Why I Educate and Write
Diary of a Not-So-Angry Asian Adoptee is a blog that I read, I sit with my feelings and go back and read again. I don’t think any adoptee (or any member of the triad) owes us their thoughts, but I do appreciate a glimpse into what my children might be feeling. Transracial adoption adds a new layer to an already complex situation and 15 Things Transracially Adoptive Parents Need to Know is a great read for any adoptive parent considering transracial adoption. I am not broken, I am an adoptee is another favorite of mine.
Molly’s blog, Finding China, is fascinating to me as she is now living in China after being adopted to my local area as a young child. I don’t know if any of my children choose to move back to their country or origin. I know some people do and Molly’s journey is fascinating to me. Questions without answers is a beautiful post to get to know her better.
I want to encourage you to check out a blog today that may challenge how you think about adoption. My co-hosts below all write from their own unique place in the adoption triad and so do all the writers linking up with us each month. I appreciate the willingness to share the good and the hard places of our individual journeys.
Now on to the Adoption Talk Linkup!
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