For Black Girls Like Me: A Conversation with Mariama Lockington

When I first stumbled upon Mariama Lockington's personal essay, "What a Black Woman Wishes Her Adoptive White Parents Knew," I felt an instant connection with her. I remember reading the essay, nodding at all the things that I could relate to as a transracial adoptee. "Yes," I murmured under my breath, "This is so good." … Continue reading For Black Girls Like Me: A Conversation with Mariama Lockington

Christianity and International Adoption

Last week I flew to Minneapolis to present at my second KAAN (Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network) Conference. Leading up to the conference, I had been preparing presentations with Shaaren Pine and Grace Newton. In my first presentation, "Body Betrayal" with Shaaren, we talked about our bodies and growing up with brown skin in … Continue reading Christianity and International Adoption