The Adopted Koreans - Diaspora Politics and the Construction of an Ethnic Identity
Tobias Hübinette, Stockholm University, Sweden Paper presented at the First World Conference of Korean Studies, Academy of Korean Studies, Seongnam, Korea, July 18-20, 2002. Introduction This paper is a presentation of my own Ph.D. project and can be seen as a case study of the relationship... Russia: History
Russia is one of those countries that has history just as important, relevant, and interesting as its present. No matter if you are adopting or have adopted from Russia or you just want to learn more, you'll find some great historical information below. Russia-related historical resources include... Travel With Confidence This Summer:
Centuries ago, when settlers came to our shores from "across the pond," they brought with them germs and bacteria that were alien to the natives who inhabited this country. The results were predictable: outbreaks of infectious diseases, like measles and influenza, that were often fatal to the... Discovering Our Children's Heritage
A little girl stares wide-eyed from the Boeing 777 that has carried her across the wide Pacific Ocean, back to her beginnings in China. At just a few days shy of her 7th birthday, she takes in the landscape below with an air of innocent indifference. Her main concern is that the city seems so big...
Encouraging Minorities to Adopt
August 26, 2013, 10:48 am
While all transracially adopted children deserve adoptive parents who are culturally sensitive and willing to expose not only their child, but themselves and their entire family to the child’s ethnic and/or cultural heritage, good intentions on the part of the parents do not take the place of... TRA Gratitude Project: Day 3
November 3, 2013, 6:48 pm
In my previous post , I explain why thanksgiving and gratitude is important to me. And because this is National Adoption Month, I will continue on with my gratitude project "30 Things I'm Grateful/Thankful For..." -- Adoption Edition!
Day 3: I'm thankful for the neighborhood where I grew up.... TRA Gratitude Project 2013: Days 1 and 2
November 2, 2013, 8:31 pm
Ok, it's November. For those of us who live in the U.S., it is the month where we take a day to celebrate Thanksgiving. Now, aside from the slightly warped way that this holiday came about (that's material for a blog post of different kind), I've decided to embrace the "good" of this holiday --...
Part 1: Expectations In 1995, when I was maybe 10 years old, I was adopted from an orphanage in India by my Australian family. In November 2001 my Mum and I spent a month touring my homeland. It was... Two Mothers Who Call Me 'Son'
My name is Tim, and I was adopted as an infant back in 1959. I never asked a lot of questions about my birthmother as I was growing up. I was just told that she was in college, unmarried, and loved... A Wonderful Adoption Story
I was fourteen when the Webb's took me in as a foster child. I had been a ward of the State of Hawaii since I was 10 years old. The Webbs would be my 5th foster home. It was hard to find a permanent...