Archived Stories

Over 20 years of individual intercountry & transracial adoptee’s experiences, views, thoughts shared here, in their own words, listed in alphabetical order with birth country of adoptee in brackets:

A Thai Adoption Story
A Questionable Indian Adoption
Abandoned by All (Ethiopia)
Abduction, Adoption & Abuse (India)
Abuse in Adoptive Families
Adoptee Experience of Transracial Adoption (Vietnam)
Analee’s Speech for Adoptive Parents (Vietnam)
An Iranian Intercountry Adoption
Art from the Heart (South Korea)

Cath Turner Finds her Birth Mother (Vietnam), Returning for 3 Months & Cath Turner Shares in her BOLD talk and Documentary
Chasna’s Story (India)

Daniel’s Thoughts (Lebanon)
Dario’s Thoughts (Colombia)
Daughter of Danang Finds her Family (Vietnam)
Dear Adoptive Parents (Vietnam)
Dear Family (Vietnam)
De-twinned by Intercountry Adoption (Vietnam)
Divorce and the Transracial Adoption Fear (Vietnam)
Do your Eyes Light Up when I Walk into the Room (Vietnam)

Ellie’s Search for Korean Family
Emma’s Poem (Vietnam)

Faith’s Experience of Racism (Vietnam) & Faith’s Hurts
First Impressions (South Korea)

Hollee McGinnis on Identity (South Korea)

I Did it for You: The Paradox of Adoption (South Korea)
Identity, Home & Family & Stories about Home (South Korea)
Ilan’s Poem (Taiwan)
In My Own Words (Hong Kong)
Indigo’s Poem Same Eyes, Different View, From Dust to Desert & Return During Tet (Vietnam)

Jamie’s Poems & Jamie’s Return to Vietnam
Jen’s Return to Sancta Maria (Vietnam)
Joey’s Journey as a Male Chinese Intercountry Adoptee

Kim’s Vietnamese Australian Life & From His Adoptive Father
Kripa Shares with Adoptive Parents (India)

Lal Shah’s Story: My Own Personal Holocaust, Free as a Bird (Pakistan/Scotland) & his Adoptive Mother’s Story
Life After Reunion in the Philippines
Lifelong Impacts of Cross Cultural Adoption (Vietnam)
Lynelle’s Thoughts after Insight (Vietnam)

Madhu’s Story (India)
Moving Forward from Yesteryear’s Intercountry Adoption Processes (Philippines)
My Journey into Same Race Family (India)
My Journey to Freedom (Vietnam)
My Story Changes with Time (South Korea)

Negative Externalities of Intercountry Adoption (South Korea)
No Mother No Child & Update (Colombia)

Re-Imagining (the) Work in/of Literature (Vietnam)
Return to the Unknown (Vietnam)

Saran’s Speech (Vietnam)
Sarnia Thi Mai’s Poetry (Vietnam)
Secrets and Lies (Vietnam)
Stop Sending Babies Abroad (South Korea)
SueYen’s Speech at the First Gathering of Adult Intercountry Adoptees in WA

The Face in the Mirror (South Korea)
The Girl on the Plane (South Korea)
The Importance of Pre & Post Adoption Support
The Least Expected Becomes the Unexpected (Philippines)
The Rights of the Child (UK)
The Torment of War (Vietnam)
Thoughts for Adoptive Parents from Lynelle & Adoptive Parent Julia Rollings

Unravelling the Mystery (India)

Who’s Selling the Banana’s

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