People | Family | Adopted
Korean as a Second Language

I never would have come to Korean if not for my adoption. The language pulled me back to it, despite the decades, cultures, and continents between us.

Apr 23, 2018
People | Family | Adopted
Thirty Years After My Adoption, I Found Out I Wasn’t a US Citizen

“I hated when attention was brought to my adoptee status. I was American, and that was all I wanted to be.”

Oct 23, 2017
Nonfiction | Adopted
Cleanup on Aisle 9

When I was a baby, probably around 12 months old, though I can’t be sure, I was abandoned in a supermarket in Korea. I never saw my birth mother again. I like to think that when I was found I was nestled with care in a bed of gomchwi, a jar of kimchi tucked into […]

Sep 9, 2016
Nonfiction | Adopted
The Secret of Momma

In the role-playing game of life, the “adopted” attribute is often misunderstood.

Aug 2, 2016
Family | Adopted
A Conversation with Brandon

I worried that my nephew considered it too late for reconnection.

Mar 22, 2016
Family | Adopted
The Thing About Being Gay and Adopted

“In moments like this, natural childbirth seems like magic to me.”

Mar 15, 2016
Family | Adopted
The Half Dad

The email was proof that my biological father was looking for me.

Mar 15, 2016
People | Adopted
The Formality of Occurrence

What leads up to an adoption search can be both big and small

Mar 3, 2016