Adoptee Memoirs

Memoirs and anthologies from an adoptee’s perspective

: A Single Square Picture by Katy Robinson

A Single Square Picture by Katy Robinson

 

: A Wealth of Family: An Adopted Son's International Quest for Heritage, Reunion, and Enrichment by Thomas Brooks

A Wealth of Family: An Adopted Son’s International Quest for Heritage, Reunion, and Enrichment by Thomas Brooks

 

: Adoption Papers by Jackie Kay

Adoption Papers by Jackie Kay

 

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Becoming Patrick by Patrick McMahon

: Beneath a Tall Tree Jean A. S. Strauss

Beneath a Tall Tree Jean A. S. Strauss

 

: Black Baby White Hands: A View from the Crib by Jaiya John

Black Baby White Hands: A View from the Crib by Jaiya John

 

: Blending In: Crisscrossing the Lines of Race, Religion, Family, and Adoption by Barbara Ann Gowan

Blending In: Crisscrossing the Lines of Race, Religion, Family, and Adoption by Barbara Ann Gowan

 

: Bravo Your Life! by Mi Soon Burzlaff

Bravo Your Life! by Mi Soon Burzlaff

 

: Daughter of the Ganges: A Memoir by Asha Miro

Daughter of the Ganges: A Memoir by Asha Miro

 

: Dust of the Streets: The Journey of a Biracial Orphan of the Korean War by Thomas Park Clement

Dust of the Streets: The Journey of a Biracial Orphan of the Korean War by Thomas Park Clement

 

: Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus: Inside the World of a Woman Born in Prison - Deborah Jiang Stein

Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus: Inside the World of a Woman Born in Prison – Deborah Jiang Stein

 

: Finding Fish: A Memoir by Antwone Q. Fisher

Finding Fish: A Memoir by Antwone Q. Fisher

From Morning Calm to Midnight Sun by Sunny Jo

 

: Fugitive Visions: An Adoptee's Return to Korea by Jane Jeong Trenka

Fugitive Visions: An Adoptee’s Return to Korea by Jane Jeong Trenka

 

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Ghost of Sangju: A Memoir of Reconciliation by Soojung Jo  [My review here]

 

: Here: A Visual History of Adopted Koreans in Minnesota by Kim Jackson and Heewon Lee

Here: A Visual History of Adopted Koreans in Minnesota by Kim Jackson and Heewon Lee

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Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited by Elyse Shein and Paula Bernstein

 

: In Search of Belonging edited by Perlita Harris

In Search of Belonging edited by Perlita Harris

 

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Like Family: Growing Up in Other People’s Houses – a Memoir by Paula McLain

 

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Looking for Lost Bird: A Jewish Woman Discovers Her Navajo Roots by Yvette Melanson with Claire Safran

 

: Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption From a Place of Empowerment edited by Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston

Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption From a Place of Empowerment edited by Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston

 

: Lucky Girl by Mei-Ling Hopgood

Lucky Girl by Mei-Ling Hopgood

 

: My Fathers' Daughter by Hannah Pool

My Fathers’ Daughter by Hannah Pool

 

: Oceans Apart: A Voyage of International Adoption by Mary Mustard Reed

Oceans Apart: A Voyage of International Adoption by Mary Mustard Reed

 

: One Small Sacrifice by Trace A. DeMeyer

One Small Sacrifice by Trace A. DeMeyer

 

: Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption

Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption

 

: Parenting As Adoptees, Edited by Adam Chau and Kevin Vollmers

Parenting As Adoptees, Edited by Adam Chau and Kevin Vollmers

 

: Pieces of Me: Who do I Want to Be edited by Bert Ballard

Pieces of Me: Who do I Want to Be edited by Bert Ballard

 

: Red Dust Road: An Autobiographical Journey by Jackie Kay

Red Dust Road: An Autobiographical Journey by Jackie Kay

 

: Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away by June Cross

Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away by June Cross

 

: Seeds from a Silent Tree:  An Anthology By Korean Adoptees

Seeds from a Silent Tree: An Anthology By Korean Adoptees

 

: Songs of My Families: A Thirty-Seven-Year Odyssey from Korea to America and Back by Kelly Fern

Songs of My Families: A Thirty-Seven-Year Odyssey from Korea to America and Back by Kelly Fern

 

: Ten Thousand Sorrows by Elizabeth Kim

Ten Thousand Sorrows by Elizabeth Kim

 

: The Book of Sarahs:  A Family in Parts by Catherine E. McKinley

The Book of Sarahs: A Family in Parts by Catherine E. McKinley

 

: The Declassified Adoptee Essays of an Adoption Activist by Amanda H.L Transue-Woolston

The Declassified Adoptee Essays of an Adoption Activist by Amanda H.L Transue-Woolston

 

: The Language of Blood by Jane Jeong Trenka

The Language of Blood by Jane Jeong Trenka

 

: The Mistress's Daughter by A. M. Homes

The Mistress’s Daughter by A. M. Homes

 

: The Translation of Han by Hei Kyong Kim

The Translation of Han by Hei Kyong Kim

 

: The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir by Victoria Rowell

The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir by Victoria Rowell

 

: Three Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

Three Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

 

: Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home by Kim Sunee

Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home by Kim Sunee

 

: Twins Found in a Box: Adapting to Adoption by Jeannine Vance

Twins Found in a Box: Adapting to Adoption by Jeannine Vance

 

: Voices from Another Place: A Collection of Works from a Generation Born in Korea and Adopted to Other Countries edited by Susan Soon-Keum Cox

Voices from Another Place: A Collection of Works from a Generation Born in Korea and Adopted to Other Countries edited by Susan Soon-Keum Cox

 

: Yes, Chef: A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson

Yes, Chef: A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson