Talk of the Nation on NPR News
Tracing Roots Difficult for Foreign-Born Adoptees
A report recently advocated for adults who were adopted as children to have access to their birth records. But for adoptees born outside the U.S., finding information about their birth parents can be difficult — if not impossible. Guests discuss the challenges foreign-born adoptees face when searching for their past.
A beautiful post by Ethnically Incorrect Daughter on Relative Choices
I love this part:
Perhaps the role of the adoptive parent could be viewed, not so much as
a bridge, but as a builder of bridges, connecting their children to
themselves and their ethnicities. As parents, the ability to find and
develop the tools is in their hands, not in the hands of their
children. Of course, there is no one solution or guarantee that it
would achieve the desired outcome. I don’t think it should be a matter
of end result, but of preparing a child to deal with the challenges
they face as they come into their own.