Monday links

–  My interview about transracial adoption with Carmen Van Kerchove from Racialicious and Addicted To Race is available. You must be a subscriber to Addicted To Race Premium, but you can also listen to a preview of the podcast.

–  Stuff White People Do has an interesting link/discussion about the "g-word" which every adoptive parent of an Asian child should know about.

–  Two news links involving adoptees and deportation. First, this adoptee from El Salvador was deported. And also, this adoptee from India is being detained. Adoptive parents – especially if your child was adopted prior to 2000, and if your child was brought in with an IR4 visa – CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR CHILD’S CITIZENSHIP!!! Read this post from Resist Racism.

Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

7 thoughts

  1. I think this is the first time I’ve commented here, but I love your site and visit often.
    I just wanted to say thanks for the link on the”g-word”. This was a word I seemed to hear a lot growing up, and for the longest time I was unaware of what it meant. It wasn’t until I was older that I found out its true meaning and understood that barbs that were inherent when the word was directed towards me.
    Haven’t heard that word in quite some time (thank god) but it brought back a lot of memories of growing up and how I was so oblivious of the apparent racism I encountered.
    Also I love the hair cut.

  2. You have certainly got the “youthful” gene. Your daughter is just lovely!. I agree with Sung-Kyun…get that photo framed!

  3. Thank you for the referral, Jae Ran, and for the work you do! I’m looking forward to listening to your interview (I subscribe to their podcast already, though not the pay version, which I can’t quite afford).
    All best, and I agree–wonderful photo!
    macon d

  4. I did not know that about McCain. Not that I was going to vote for him anyway but I am really disappointed that he can not separate his captors and the other billion people of Asian decent. I also agree that it would never be acceptable if his comments were against African American captors. Good information to have though. BTW, that picture is precious. It is a really great picture of both of you.

  5. Cute pic! I have been reading kimchi mamas and checked out your blog. I find transracial and transnational adoption fascinating on so many levels, especially since the transracial/transnational adoption seems all too popular amongst many people who move in my circles. I also love posing the question to my parents, who are diehard ethnocentric, fairly conservative Koreans. And two of my good friends/current coworkers both spend several years working in foster care, so I have lots of interesting convos with them as well.
    So looking forward to your posts!

  6. I saw this and just had the comment.
    I’m 19 years old. I’ve been in the United States since I was 4 months old (adopted from Paraguay).
    Three weeks ago my college informed the I was not listed as a citizen (which explains why they’ve been asking for my birth certificate for the past two years non stop). A trip to the social security office revealed this was not a mix up, I really had never ever been a citizen of this country. For 19 years I have never been legal.
    We got it sorted out, I’ve been a citizen for two weeks now. Thank god, though, I have never committed a crime or else I would be facing the same problems as these two adoptees. I cannot speak a lick of spanish, I hate spanish food, I’d be in a really bad place.
    So any adoptive parent who see this, really really make sure your child is a citizen. And do everything you can to ensure it.

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