I am an adult adoptee, adopted from India at 6 months old. On February 20th I saw the new movie, Lion, in theaters. I was drawn to the movie because of my personal experience, but was unaware of the impact it would have on me before, during, and after watching it. I’ve never been the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on An Artistic Response to Lion
Black or White, written and directed by Mike Binder, shares with the world a young adoptees’ experience of divided loyalty, race and family. Eloise is a young biracial girl, whose mother died after giving birth when she was seventeen. Since her mother’s passing, Eloise has been living with her maternal grandparents, Eliot and Carol. She […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Movie Review: Black or White
It’s not every day an adoptee can wake up, ask their parents a question about themselves, and get an answer that is 100 percent accurate. But thanks to science every day is a new opportunity for discovery! 23andme is a saliva-based DNA service that provides genetic reports on your ancestry, family history and helps to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on An Adoptees Journey Through 23andme!
1. “So your parents aren’t your real parents?” The first question is…what is your definition of real? If real is somehow supposed to translate into biological, then yes, whoever asks this question to adoptees is stating a fact. But as an adoptee myself, my adoptive parents are my “real” parents. They are the ones who […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Three Of The Most Annoying Things You Can Say To An Adoptee
“What happened when Illinois provided adoptees with access to their original birth certificates? An equally important question to ask is what would have happened if they’d done this sooner?” In Jean Strauss’ documentary, A Simple Piece of Paper, the viewer is invited into the lives of several adult adoptees who, for the first time, received […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Documentary Review: A Simple Piece of Paper