This is a new feature I am adding to my blog. A list of adoptee centered resources in the form of social media accounts, blogs, articles, books and more.
I will be adding to this list little by little and hope to make it long…
Please, feel free to connect with me if you want to be featured, or if you have suggestions that you think belong on the list.
In no particular order, because every single voice matters:
Cameron Lee Small is a Korean adoptee behind the blog Therapy Redeemed, He is a licensed professional clinical counselor for individuals and families on the adoption and permanency spectrum. Cam is focused on helping people adopted transracially flourish and be challenged in their own adoption stories as he develops conversations on psychology, theology, and pop-culture here at Therapy Redeemed.
An organization with local support groups meeting throughout the US. They focus on supporting adult adoptees y providing a network to feel refuge in, and to connect with where adoptees support and validate other adoptees. If a local group does not exist in your area, there is an option of contacting them to start one.
This is the project of Amalia, a Guatemalan adoptee who is a community and cultural organizer. Gaute Like Me works to build kindship among Guatemalan adoptees.
Adoptees have the floor and write letters addressed to Adoption itself on this platform. I have a letter featured on here myself. Dear Adoption aims to elevate the adoptees’ voices and raise awareness around the adoptee experience.
Based in Australia, this adoptee-centered website features blog posts by adoptees, resources for adoptees and a community for adoptees to connect with and be part of. In their own words, their mission is “A world where existing intercountry adoptees are not isolated or ignored, but supported by community, government, organizations, and family throughout their entire adoption journey. A world in the future, where inter-country adoption is rarely necessary.”
This is the book by put together by Elena S. Hall, which is a collection of memoirs of 50 adoptees. Elena is a passionate adoption advocate, an adoptee herself, sharing her own and fellow adoptees stories through this book.
Meag Hudson is the adoptee behind the blog This Adoptee Journey. You can find her via this link and read her story on the blog and follow her on Instagram.
Isabella Ojeda is a transracial adoptee and the force behind this blog. She is a strong voice, raising awareness around adoption.
My cousin, Leticia Mendez is a transnational adoptee, born in Colombia, adopted to and raised in the US. Her blog has a focus on the reunion part of an adoptees life, and the “after reunion” that can prove another emotional and mental mine-field for the adoptee.
Adoption Reunion Search & Support is a group of volunteers coming together, offering their knowledge and support, assistance with searching, and raising the adoptee’s voice to advocate for change. They started the hashtag #adopteerightsmatter.
Francie Frisbie, an adoptee herself, hosts this podcast where adoption is the topic. She invites adoptees, but also others who are connected to adoption.
Julien, an adoptee herself, writes about adoption and has released a memoir where she shares her own story. She has even shared part of her story here on this blog.
Astric Castro, an adoptee herself, offers adoption education, support resources, and works to build bridges within the adoption constellation community.
This is a project being put together by an adult adoptee, and will result in a book where adoptee voices are heard, and with the aim to call for adoption reform while debunking adoption mythology.
This is an Instagram profile designed to amplify adoptee voices through reposts and original content. Our reposts include tags so you can find and follow the source.
Please, check back as this list will grow longer every week!