About Adoptee Rage

Statistics Identify large populations of Adoptees in prisons, mental hospitals and committed suicide.
Fifty years of scientific studies on child adoption resulting in psychological harm to the child and
poor outcomes for a child's future.
Medical and psychological attempts to heal the broken bonds of adoption, promote reunions of biological parents and adult children. The other half of attempting to repair a severed Identity is counselling therapy to rebuild the self.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Helping Adopted Children Enhance Their Culture

ADOPTEE RAGE!

Helping Adopted Children Find Their Identities

by Chris Winston with Deann Borshay Liem

 The Adoptive Parent's Choice Child Identity First!
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This is not your typical adoptive Parent, In the article the mother puts the children's needs first and in enjoys the experience as the culture gives an American adoptive mother
the gift of experience. Not the typical cookie cutter and loaf of white bread capitalistic society disguised as culture.


Link:http://www.pbs.org/parents/experts/archive/2012/09/helping-adoptive-children-find.html

 Twenty years ago when my husband and I adopted our children from Korea, it was suggested that if we loved them enough they would not crave missing identity elements from their past. Somehow this advice didn't seem right. We wanted to acknowledge our children's experience of often being the only Asian faces among their peers. So, we decided to be the only Caucasian faces among many Asian ones in the Sacramento, California Korean-American community.
We didn't stay on the surface; we dove in deep to form friendships with first-, second- and third-generation Korean Americans, as well as Koreans living in Korea. I made my first Korean-American friend by walking into her dry cleaning shop. I spent hours manning the front counter of her store while she took her children to the doctor and attended school conferences. She spent hours teaching me to cook Korean food at her house or simply talking to me while my children played with hers in the back of her store.