Posts tagged "Chinese Adoption"

Adoption and Identity Intertwined: An Interview With Mei Kelly

Last summer, I had the pleasure of meeting with 18-year-old Mei Kelly, who created a documentary called “Adoption and Identity Intertwined.” Mei Kelly was adopted from China at the age of nine months, and she has experienced the unique complexity that adoption brings to identity. Curious to learn how being adopted has affected the lives... Read more »

Double Happiness: A Tale of Love, Loss, and One Forever Family

Double Happiness: A Tale of Love, Loss, and One Forever Family
My oldest daughter is turning twelve on Thursday.  Yesterday, we spent some special mother-daughter time together to mark the occasion. The two of us went to see actress and journalist Kelly Haramis perform a one-woman show about her journey to parenthood at the Chicago Fringe Festival.  The show was fast-paced and funny, punctuated by moments... Read more »

Talking Adoption With a Four-Year-Old Boy

Talking Adoption With a Four-Year-Old Boy
Next month, I will be holding my annual series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, in honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month.  To whet your appetite, here is a new guest post from one of last year’s participants, who is celebrating the third anniversary of her son’s adoption today!  The upcoming series is... Read more »
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All Things Cultural: Guest Post by Bev O'Reilly

 All Things Cultural: Guest Post by Bev O'Reilly
By Bev O’Reilly: Our adoption story begins like many other adoptive parents.  My husband and I always knew we were going to adopt.  Neither of us can remember a specific conversation or point in time when we decided we would adopt – it was just a fact.  The question we had was whether we’d be... Read more »

Flying to China to Adopt in the Wake of 9/11 – Guest Post by Janice Cody

This is a guest post by Janice Cody: “For me, adoption is a global issue.  In making our decision to adopt, we took into consideration issues that were affecting adoption in the United States, the Soviet Block countries, Latin America, and Asia.  We had not considered US relations with the Middle East as a factor,... Read more »

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Your Children Adopted from China!

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Your Children Adopted from China!
Happy New Year!  For those of you who have adopted from China, you probably know that the Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar.  The Chinese year 4710 begins on January 23, 2012, and it is the Year of the Dragon. This is an opportunity to take part... Read more »
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