Adoptees in 3: Connecting Mind, Heart and Action – Episode 4 Grace Newton

Adoptees in 3: Connecting Mind, Heart, and Action is a video interview series produced by Boston Post Adoption Resources as part of BPAR’s adoptee-focused Voices Unheard program. In each episode, a BPAR clinician/adoptee asks an adoptee guest three enlightening questions about the current state of their adoptee journey and how it’s sitting in their mind, heart, and giving new purpose or meaning to their life.

Our hope is that these stories can impact the adoption community and start to open the doors of deeper consciousness for adoptees, as well as their family, friends, partners and therapists!

Episode 4: Grace Newton

In Episode 4 of the Adoptees in 3: Connecting Mind, Heart, and Action interview series, guest Grace Newton, adoptee, writer, and PhD student, shares insights about her adoptee journey with host Lillian Jiwoo Hexter.

Video length: 21:12

Adoptees in 3: Connecting Mind, Heart, and Action host Lillian Jiwoo Hexter, MA, serves as an adoption trauma-informed therapist at BPAR. Lillian brings her own identity as a Korean transracial adoptee to her therapy work and is passionate about supporting adoptees at all stages of life and identity development.

In this episode, Grace and Lillian talk about:

  • Worrying less about the future
  • The value of finding mentors
  • How her PhD research can be healing
  • The uniqueness of the Chinese adoptee experience

About BPAR's Voices Unheard Program

The Voices Unheard program at Boston Post Adoption Resources is designed to empower adult adoptees in expressing their personal stories and to expand public knowledge and awareness around lived adoptee experiences. Program goals are accomplished through adoptee-centered writing workshops, adoptee-created blogs and other online material, use our of Voices Unheard: A Reflective Journal for Adult Adoptees, our "Adoptees in 3: Connecting Mind, Heart, and Action" video interview series, and Voices Unheard: Real Adoptee Stories, which is our annual live speakers’ forum designed to educate the Greater Boston community through creative expression and storytelling.

Learn more about the Voices Unheard program here.

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About Lillian Hexter, MA

Lillian Hexter, MA, is a clinician at Boston Post Adoption Resources. To read her bio, please visit BPAR's Team page.