“More Than Just Love- A Dad’s Transcultural Adoption Story”

“More Than Just Love-  A Dad’s Transcultural Adoption Story ”

A First Person Documentary Film
Directed by Jeffrey Mead

To watch a clip of the film, go to the film’s web site.

After fifteen years of loving my daughters Emma, from Korea, and Anya, from India, I realized transcultural adoption is more complex than I had thought.

While struggling to prepare my teenage daughters for adulthood, I discovered I had been colorblind to race in my family. This awareness was pretty unnerving—especially because it’s so hard to grasp. Being white is a lot like having blinders on.

The film chronicles my abrupt awakening and gradual enlightenment. My newfound mission is for Emma and Anya to see themselves as Korean- and Indian-American, not assimilated. I learn about abandonment, racism, white privilege, and ultimately, myself.

Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

2 thoughts

  1. Wow, how strange. I JUST wrote about that word assimilation in the context of adoption. The word is horrifying to me. I look forward to watching this.

  2. This has potential… I wonder how it will be received in the larger community once it is released?

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