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Adoptee Voices

Our monthly theme for August is ADOPTEE VOICES. How do we honor adoptee voices? We honor adoptee voices by listening to and sharing their stories.

In our earbuds...

Adoptees On “is a gathering of incredible adopted people willing to share their intimately personal stories with you about the impact adoption has had on our lives”

The Adopted Life by Angela Tucker – transracial adoptee and author interviews adoptees from all backgrounds in an effort to shift societal perceptions about adoption.

On our bookshelf…

All I Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung – Chung was born in Korea and raised in Oregon - she writes about identity, race and motherhood.

You Don't Look Adopted by Anne Heffron- Heffron is a talented writer and captures the complexities of adoption in a deep, powerful, funny and poignant way.

You Should Be Grateful by Angela Tucker - "An adoption expert and transracial adoptee herself examines the unique perspectives and challenges these adoptees have as they navigate multiple cultures"

Twenty Things Adoptive Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge – Eldridge discusses adoptee anger, mourning, and shame and adoption acknowledgment while using case studies to illustrate how parents can better relate to their adopted child.

What White Parents Should Know about Transracial Adoption by Melissa Guida-Richards – Melissa writes from an adoptee’s perspective on the history nuances and practices of transracial adoption.

Adoption is Both by adoptee and LCSW Elena S. Hall. We love this simple book as a great starter to conversations about the complexity and "both/and" of adoption.

The Value of Adoptee Voices from the National Council for Adoption is written by a transracial adoptee and is a must-read!

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How is ASA committed to elevating adoptee voices??

We host Adoptee Panel events where we invite others to come and listen to adoptees share their unique and valuable perspectives.

Our monthly therapist led Adult Adoptee group facilitates a community of support and empathy.

This month, we hosted two weeks of summer camp for school-aged adoptees. Our goal at camp was to empower each child through art to embrace their unique and wonderful identities as adoptees.

Have a favorite resource we didn't mention? Email us or tag us on social to let us know! We love hearing from our community!


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