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“However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle!” 💗 I never want anyone to think that adoptive moms love their kids more then other moms bc of what they went through. I never want adoptive moms to think they are not 100% a mom bc they didn’t birth their babies. You’re a mom, that’s a miracle 💕
#mymikarose “however motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle!” 💗 i never want anyone to think that adoptive moms love their kids more then other moms bc of what they went through. i never want adoptive moms to think they are not 100% a mom bc they didn’t birth their babies. you’re a mom, that’s a miracle 💕
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1,172 20 Yesterday
Yes you were, Honey Girl 🍯💛 Yes you were, honey girl 🍯💛
1,587 16 20 hours ago
Happy Froday from the cutest duo I’ve ever seen. We are taking the girls somewhere really fun today and I think Lemmon will be on cloud 9 with her thrill seeking self 😅😅 any guesses? Happy froday from the cutest duo i’ve ever seen. we are taking the girls somewhere really fun today and i think lemmon will be on cloud 9 with her thrill seeking self 😅😅 any guesses?
1,288 18 3 days ago
Hi! We are the Applegate’s and for good reason we decided to break our 2 year Instagram post hiatus! To quickly fill you in, here’s an update on our lives: - Cam: I’m still funnier than Ashley. I’ve reached the point of adulthood where I can’t eat anything I want without consequences. My weekly highlights have become four wheel rides and basketball with nieces and nephews. - Ashley: Still way better looking than Cam. Still sings 80% of song lyrics wrong. Cooks the best carrot cake in the northern hemisphere and loves being with family & friends more than anything. 
Now that you’ve been caught up, the reason for this post is to announce that we are HOPING TO ADOPT! We are both excited and nervous since social media is not our strongest suit. We have decided to share this news with everyone in our circle in hopes to find an amazing expectant mom/parents who are thinking of placing for adoption! If you or anyone you know is considering this path, please reach out to us! Or if you have any questions for us, please let us know! 
We would be so grateful if you would share this post and share our story with those you know. 
Thank you so much for the love and support, adoption is very special to both ours and our families hearts. We can’t wait to grow our family through adoption! Hi! we are the applegate’s and for good reason we decided to break our 2 year instagram post hiatus! to quickly fill you in, here’s an update on our lives: - cam: i’m still funnier than ashley. i’ve reached the point of adulthood where i can’t eat anything i want without consequences. my weekly highlights have become four wheel rides and basketball with nieces and nephews. - ashley: still way better looking than cam. still sings 80% of song lyrics wrong. cooks the best carrot cake in the northern hemisphere and loves being with family & friends more than anything.
now that you’ve been caught up, the reason for this post is to announce that we are hoping to adopt! we are both excited and nervous since social media is not our strongest suit. we have decided to share this news with everyone in our circle in hopes to find an amazing expectant mom/parents who are thinking of placing for adoption! if you or anyone you know is considering this path, please reach out to us! or if you have any questions for us, please let us know!
we would be so grateful if you would share this post and share our story with those you know.
thank you so much for the love and support, adoption is very special to both ours and our families hearts. we can’t wait to grow our family through adoption!
1,723 214 August 2019
Palmer Adoption Fact: I really thought that after Lemmon’s adoption I knew how Honey’s would go. It’s all the same, right, 😉 Nope! I was constantly saying in the hospital “well, this is what we did for Lemmon’s adoption.” Or “But Lemmon’s birth mom did x y and z , so that should happen to, right?” EVERY adoption is different and that’s what makes each of their stories so special. Each birth mom is different, each birth father is different, each child is different, each core details are different. I relearned and am still learning how Honey’s adoption will go. Their stories are beautiful, unique and so different but oh so beautiful 💕 Palmer adoption fact: i really thought that after lemmon’s adoption i knew how honey’s would go. it’s all the same, right, 😉 nope! i was constantly saying in the hospital “well, this is what we did for lemmon’s adoption.” or “but lemmon’s birth mom did x y and z , so that should happen to, right?” every adoption is different and that’s what makes each of their stories so special. each birth mom is different, each birth father is different, each child is different, each core details are different. i relearned and am still learning how honey’s adoption will go. their stories are beautiful, unique and so different but oh so beautiful 💕
2,486 68 5 days ago
I’m pretty sure both girls are better cheerleaders then I’ll ever be 😅 And I think Palmer has been on cloud 9 all weekend after Lemmon’s little performance at the game the other night 😂😍(watch our cheer/stunt highlights and you’ll find it towards the end 😄) I’m pretty sure both girls are better cheerleaders then i’ll ever be 😅 and i think palmer has been on cloud 9 all weekend after lemmon’s little performance at the game the other night 😂😍(watch our cheer/stunt highlights and you’ll find it towards the end 😄)
2,410 47 1 weeks ago
Please don’t feel embarrassed asking me what my ethnicity is. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn about biracial culture. Please don’t stop asking me how I do my black daughters hair. I’m able to educate you on the things I’ve come to learn myself. Don’t think it’s rude to ask me if my Polynesian daughter is Samoan or Tongan (or both 😉). I love sharing what I’ve learned about the individual cultures and how they represent her. Please don’t start your sentence with “not trying to be rude.” Or “i mean this in the nicest way. “ Only because learning about someone else’s race, culture, ethnicity, background is never rude or mean if you are genuinely curious and want to learn. In a world that is turning into segregation, I want you to ask me these questions and my daughters! Because then we are all learning and hopefully colliding traditions and cultures to be more open minded. 💕💕 Please don’t feel embarrassed asking me what my ethnicity is. it’s the perfect opportunity to learn about biracial culture. please don’t stop asking me how i do my black daughters hair. i’m able to educate you on the things i’ve come to learn myself. don’t think it’s rude to ask me if my polynesian daughter is samoan or tongan (or both 😉). i love sharing what i’ve learned about the individual cultures and how they represent her. please don’t start your sentence with “not trying to be rude.” or “i mean this in the nicest way. “ only because learning about someone else’s race, culture, ethnicity, background is never rude or mean if you are genuinely curious and want to learn. in a world that is turning into segregation, i want you to ask me these questions and my daughters! because then we are all learning and hopefully colliding traditions and cultures to be more open minded. 💕💕
2,890 98 2 weeks ago
We feel so overwhelmed by the love and support we have received from all of you! We have been getting questions about how the adoption process is going. We honestly didn’t know what to expect going into this but wanted to let everyone know that things are going well and we are feeling very hopeful. 💛 We feel so overwhelmed by the love and support we have received from all of you! we have been getting questions about how the adoption process is going. we honestly didn’t know what to expect going into this but wanted to let everyone know that things are going well and we are feeling very hopeful. 💛
614 15 August 2019
Somethings have changed since Riley’s seizure, while most things went back to normal. Riley doesn’t remember anything except waking up in the ER. Me, it replays every single night when I’m laying in bed. After coping more and more with what happened, I now feel like I can share what I saw, felt, and how I coped. One of the two things that has been my saving grace from nightmares (yep, I wake my husband up almost ever night bc i dreamt he had another seizure but didn’t  wake up this time) replaying the whole thing, anxiety.. is prayer. The moment the doctors took Riley out of our ER room, I had the prompting to pray. Get on my knees in this hospital and thank Heavenly Father for letting my husband be ok, while many women’s faces came into my head that don’t get that prayer. My heart was so heavy from what happened but filled with so much gratitude that we are an eternal family and we get a bit more time together 💕💕 Somethings have changed since riley’s seizure, while most things went back to normal. riley doesn’t remember anything except waking up in the er. me, it replays every single night when i’m laying in bed. after coping more and more with what happened, i now feel like i can share what i saw, felt, and how i coped. one of the two things that has been my saving grace from nightmares (yep, i wake my husband up almost ever night bc i dreamt he had another seizure but didn’t wake up this time) replaying the whole thing, anxiety.. is prayer. the moment the doctors took riley out of our er room, i had the prompting to pray. get on my knees in this hospital and thank heavenly father for letting my husband be ok, while many women’s faces came into my head that don’t get that prayer. my heart was so heavy from what happened but filled with so much gratitude that we are an eternal family and we get a bit more time together 💕💕
1,577 41 2 weeks ago
Spending the last 10 days with my birth father has been just wonderful. In my mind I was pretty sure that things would go okay but being the year anniversary of our first meeting I knew that it would be different. 
As much as we are alike, and boy ARE we alike, I knew that there was a chance we might find we really don't have much in common or we really might have differences and not really care for one another. It happens. Reunion is hard!!! You have no idea if you haven't been involved in it. There are things about my dad that I roll my eyes at... I wince at others... But, he's MY dad and I love him. Unconditionally. Finding my birth family had finally taught me about true unconditional love - beyond my husband and my kids. I've never known it before. It's a great feeling!! These words that heal my broken heart are things my dad says... And they really are wonderful for my heart. ♥️ The other night I went there... I brought up politics. The words spilled out of my mouth before I could stop. It didn't go great but it wasn't as bad as it could have gone. Later, laying in bed I wondered why I did that. Then I realized it was a test. I was NEVER allowed to have my own opinion in my adopted family. I was ALWAYS wrong. I was ALWAYS stupid. 
I HAD to know what my birth father was like... Let's just say I felt heard, accepted and loved. I slept well that night and all is well. While I won't discuss politics again any time soon, I know that I can and we'll still love each other, no matter what the subject is and no matter if we agree or not. 
It's not lost on me how incredibly fortunate that I am. Not every adoptee is so lucky. I wish you all were. I'm so incredibly grateful. Yep - I'm GRATEFUL!! Finally!!! ....
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#Birthmoms #birthfather #birthfamily #ancestryDNA #familypreservation #Foundmyfamily #wordsthatheal #unconditionallove #infertility #thisisadoption #lookingtoadopt #thisisatest #imadaughter #imadopted #grateful Spending the last 10 days with my birth father has been just wonderful. in my mind i was pretty sure that things would go okay but being the year anniversary of our first meeting i knew that it would be different.
as much as we are alike, and boy are we alike, i knew that there was a chance we might find we really don't have much in common or we really might have differences and not really care for one another. it happens. reunion is hard!!! you have no idea if you haven't been involved in it. there are things about my dad that i roll my eyes at... i wince at others... but, he's my dad and i love him. unconditionally. finding my birth family had finally taught me about true unconditional love - beyond my husband and my kids. i've never known it before. it's a great feeling!! these words that heal my broken heart are things my dad says... and they really are wonderful for my heart. ♥️ the other night i went there... i brought up politics. the words spilled out of my mouth before i could stop. it didn't go great but it wasn't as bad as it could have gone. later, laying in bed i wondered why i did that. then i realized it was a test. i was never allowed to have my own opinion in my adopted family. i was always wrong. i was always stupid.
i had to know what my birth father was like... let's just say i felt heard, accepted and loved. i slept well that night and all is well. while i won't discuss politics again any time soon, i know that i can and we'll still love each other, no matter what the subject is and no matter if we agree or not.
it's not lost on me how incredibly fortunate that i am. not every adoptee is so lucky. i wish you all were. i'm so incredibly grateful. yep - i'm grateful!! finally!!! ....
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16 1 4 hours ago
Our bodies are containers filled with the pain of trauma, shame and fear. It isn't until we open up and begin to let go of all we hold that we can let the healing begin. .
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#adoption #adoptee #adopted #fostercare #Birthmoms #familypreservation #DNA #Reunion #parentalseparation #chronicpain #letitgo #healingtheself #infertility #adoptiontrauma #adoptionhurts Our bodies are containers filled with the pain of trauma, shame and fear. it isn't until we open up and begin to let go of all we hold that we can let the healing begin. .
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11 3 5 hours ago
With my roots at my back!! All my life I wondered where my roots were... Where did I come from? Little did I know that my family roots are deep in beautiful Arkansas. With my roots at my back!! all my life i wondered where my roots were... where did i come from? little did i know that my family roots are deep in beautiful arkansas.
11 3 5 hours ago
The last chapter of my book is entitled The Letter. I decided to close my book with a letter to my biological mother. It was honestly the hardest chapter to write. Although short in nature the power behind the letter was quite emotional. 
Because I couldn’t physically say these words to my biological mother, I chose to write them down. They were words that I had already verbally released into the atmosphere but I thought it was important to pen them and include in my book. 
Writing it was another way that I was making a conscious choice to forgive my mom for her decision to place me for adoption. It allowed me to free myself from the weight of anger and resentment that I bore for years as a teen and young adult. Her decision was probably VERY hard, and I am thankful that she did what she felt at that time was necessary. My adoptive parents were nothing short of amazing. 
Forgiveness did not happen overnight. It was a process. A process in my healing journey. Not everyone will find the need to do this. I did, and I’m thankful that I did. 
Check out my story and read the letter for yourself by purchasing your copy of They Chose Me: An Adoption Story from Amazon or get a signed copy from my website www.theychoseme.com The last chapter of my book is entitled the letter. i decided to close my book with a letter to my biological mother. it was honestly the hardest chapter to write. although short in nature the power behind the letter was quite emotional.
because i couldn’t physically say these words to my biological mother, i chose to write them down. they were words that i had already verbally released into the atmosphere but i thought it was important to pen them and include in my book.
writing it was another way that i was making a conscious choice to forgive my mom for her decision to place me for adoption. it allowed me to free myself from the weight of anger and resentment that i bore for years as a teen and young adult. her decision was probably very hard, and i am thankful that she did what she felt at that time was necessary. my adoptive parents were nothing short of amazing.
forgiveness did not happen overnight. it was a process. a process in my healing journey. not everyone will find the need to do this. i did, and i’m thankful that i did.
check out my story and read the letter for yourself by purchasing your copy of they chose me: an adoption story from amazon or get a signed copy from my website www.theychoseme.com
20 1 6 hours ago
#whosyourmamamonday famous adoptees .
NFL quarterback and activist Colin Kaepernick was in born in Milwaukee Nov. 1987. At five weeks old Colin, who is biracial, was adopted by a white couple Rick and Teresa Kaepernick who had lost two sons to heart defects. Colin played seven seasons in the NFL but became more famous for kneeling in protest during the national anthem. His parents say that they want people to know that they are very proud of their son and admire his strength and courage in kneeling for the rights of others.
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nfl quarterback and activist colin kaepernick was in born in milwaukee nov. 1987. at five weeks old colin, who is biracial, was adopted by a white couple rick and teresa kaepernick who had lost two sons to heart defects. colin played seven seasons in the nfl but became more famous for kneeling in protest during the national anthem. his parents say that they want people to know that they are very proud of their son and admire his strength and courage in kneeling for the rights of others.
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27 0 7 hours ago
This girl is sugar and spice 🥰 She gives me more attitude then a 16 yr old girl and more “I love you’s “ then I could ever wish for. Hmm, it’s like a mini me reincarnated 😳😂 She also has been dying to wear all my jewelry lately! We just added this gorgeous @hello_noemie diamond band to my wedding ring and we are all in awe 😍 use code KASHIA60 for $60 off your purchase with @hello_noemie #ad #hellonoemie This girl is sugar and spice 🥰 she gives me more attitude then a 16 yr old girl and more “i love you’s “ then i could ever wish for. hmm, it’s like a mini me reincarnated 😳😂 she also has been dying to wear all my jewelry lately! we just added this gorgeous @hello_noemie diamond band to my wedding ring and we are all in awe 😍 use code kashia60 for $60 off your purchase with @hello_noemie #ad #hellonoemie
1,183 18 9 hours ago
Ohana means family and family means no one gets left behind. 
It is SUPER hard to feel like I fit into my adopted family. I didnt see most of them growing up minus holidays, most of my cousins were older than me and my mom would always compare my bad behaviors to how Ohana means family and family means no one gets left behind.
it is super hard to feel like i fit into my adopted family. i didnt see most of them growing up minus holidays, most of my cousins were older than me and my mom would always compare my bad behaviors to how "amazing and well behaved" my cousins were. it hurt a lot, and it still hurts. i could never understand why i was placed into a family that spent so much energy into comparisons. why am i being compared to people i dont even share blood with ?? it was wonderful to have my cousin joe and his wife @hausofkait come visit this weekend. it was a great distraction from the death anniversary of my adopted mom (had a horrible panic attack on friday🙃 i should of taken a personal day like i did last year)
we checked out the milwaukee domes🌴🌵, a few bars🍺, toured the pabst mansion 🧐, explored the riverwalk 🚶🏻‍♂️, and got some amazing indian food at cafe india in bayview😊 a wonderful and heartfelt weekend 💕

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78 7 12 hours ago
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7 0 12 hours ago
We are so grateful for the vulnerable and powerful leadership in this Red Table Talk. Thank you, @angieadoptee for expanding the narrative around transracial adoption and for advocating for adoptee and birth parent voices. 
LINK IN BIO! 
#adopteevoices #adoptee #birthparents #transracialadoption We are so grateful for the vulnerable and powerful leadership in this red table talk. thank you, @angieadoptee for expanding the narrative around transracial adoption and for advocating for adoptee and birth parent voices.
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47 2 13 hours ago
This fragile hand represents my whole life -- the reason I'm even here, a choice made by my birthmother to give me 
Life. 
I'm with her as much as I can be.  I'd like to say it's a gift  watching  over her, to be able to be part of her life as it  slowly slips away,  but it's so damn hard.

Seeing the person you love disintegrate before your eyes, and 
the struggle of her husband of over 50 years, and their 4 adult boys. My heart aches.

Fragile. 
But on Sunday, she managed to get her Vikings Jersey on and give a fist pump...go Vikes ! 
I'd like to think they won for her ❤.
#cancersucks This fragile hand represents my whole life -- the reason i'm even here, a choice made by my birthmother to give me
life.
i'm with her as much as i can be. i'd like to say it's a gift watching over her, to be able to be part of her life as it slowly slips away, but it's so d**n hard.

seeing the person you love disintegrate before your eyes, and
the struggle of her husband of over 50 years, and their 4 adult boys. my heart aches.

fragile.
but on sunday, she managed to get her vikings jersey on and give a fist pump...go vikes !
i'd like to think they won for her ❤.
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22 4 13 hours ago
The first 9 months of 2015 was a total shit show. ⁣
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I decided to regain control and that started with changing my lifestyle & who I associated with. ⁣
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At the beginning of October 2015, I made the decision to “cut back” on my drinking and gave myself ONLY 5 days to drink that month. ⁣
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Getting fully sober was never on my radar, but I kicked off 2016 sober AF and 1,458 days later, I am still 100% booze-free. ⁣
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Like most people, I had used alcohol as a way to “cope”. Now I can see that it only served as a (temporary) bandaid & blindfold.⁣
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I was naive to think that eliminating alcohol from my life would solve “all my problems”. The problems that alcohol had been causing did start to disappear, but other things that I hadn’t even anticipated began to surface.⁣
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Life is DEFINITELY better without it and I don’t miss it one bit. ⁣
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Without alcohol my soul felt naked. ⁣
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I spent the first 15 years of my life being told how to feel, think and act. I spent the next 10 years trying to figure out who I was, often defaulting to becoming whoever others wanted me to be. It’s exhausting pretending to be something you are not and disheartening when you realize you have no idea who you are. So I spent the next decade ignoring my feelings. I didn’t like feeling of being exposed, so I numbed my them, shoved my true feelings down.⁣
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When I got rid of alcohol, I realized that I had decades of shit I needed to deal with and not only did I need to figure out how to process my feelings, recover from traumatic events, but I also had to get used to “feeling”. “Feeling” was a foreign thing for me. ⁣
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I have spent the past 4 years riding the ebbs and flows of sobriety. ⁣
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Year 1: October 2015-2016 I was driven by the challenge. My tactic was to completely avoid any temptation. I buried myself in my “work”. I tried to force my goals on Ryan & made tried to make him feel guilty for “not supporting me”. ⁣
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(cont’d in comments) The first 9 months of 2015 was a total s**t show. ⁣

i decided to regain control and that started with changing my lifestyle & who i associated with. ⁣

at the beginning of october 2015, i made the decision to “cut back” on my drinking and gave myself only 5 days to drink that month. ⁣

getting fully sober was never on my radar, but i kicked off 2016 sober af and 1,458 days later, i am still 100% booze-free. ⁣

like most people, i had used alcohol as a way to “cope”. now i can see that it only served as a (temporary) bandaid & blindfold.⁣

i was naive to think that eliminating alcohol from my life would solve “all my problems”. the problems that alcohol had been causing did start to disappear, but other things that i hadn’t even anticipated began to surface.⁣

life is definitely better without it and i don’t miss it one bit. ⁣

without alcohol my soul felt naked. ⁣

i spent the first 15 years of my life being told how to feel, think and act. i spent the next 10 years trying to figure out who i was, often defaulting to becoming whoever others wanted me to be. it’s exhausting pretending to be something you are not and disheartening when you realize you have no idea who you are. so i spent the next decade ignoring my feelings. i didn’t like feeling of being exposed, so i numbed my them, shoved my true feelings down.⁣

when i got rid of alcohol, i realized that i had decades of s**t i needed to deal with and not only did i need to figure out how to process my feelings, recover from traumatic events, but i also had to get used to “feeling”. “feeling” was a foreign thing for me. ⁣

i have spent the past 4 years riding the ebbs and flows of sobriety. ⁣

year 1: october 2015-2016 i was driven by the challenge. my tactic was to completely avoid any temptation. i buried myself in my “work”. i tried to force my goals on ryan & made tried to make him feel guilty for “not supporting me”. ⁣

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17 2 13 hours ago
Happy Monday! We have A LOT of new faces around here, so I figured it was time to do another intro. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My name is Mallory and I’m the owner of Arrow + Root, which I started in June of 2018! I’m also a partial adoptee and have wrestled with many complex emotions over the last few years surrounding being an adoptee. I’m a Jesus lover and a big believer in everyone has a different story, which means not every story fits in the “adoption box” so we should stop trying to make it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
I have been blessed with incredible friendships through this community and have been stretched in numerous ways! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last, but not least, I am mama to a 2 year old little boy and wife to my awesome hubby! We live in North Georgia near the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and we LOVE it here! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Where are you from?👇🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#adoptee #adoptivemom #adoptionethics #profilebook #adoption #adoptionguilt #adoptiveparents #waitingtoadopt #hopingtoadopt #ethicaladoption #leanin #profilebooks #adoptionishard #thisisus #adoptiontriad #hopefuladoptiveparents #adoptiveparents #adoptivefamily #raisegoodhumans #openadoption #closedadoption #adoptionjourney #adoptionprocess #domesticadoption #adoptionagency #adoptionstory #cometothetable #lovewell #adopt #adopteevoices Happy monday! we have a lot of new faces around here, so i figured it was time to do another intro. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ my name is mallory and i’m the owner of arrow + root, which i started in june of 2018! i’m also a partial adoptee and have wrestled with many complex emotions over the last few years surrounding being an adoptee. i’m a jesus lover and a big believer in everyone has a different story, which means not every story fits in the “adoption box” so we should stop trying to make it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
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28 10 16 hours ago
Weekend moves. Me. Some amazing things lie ahead for us. Remain focused. Remain strong. Keep our heads up high and we shall see the world with #clarity  Thankful and #gratitude for my friend who is building his professional photography world.

Check out: http://perspectivepicturesdc.com

@washingtondc.us friends and family-his turn around on edits was 24 hours.

His vision for photos and artistry and professionalism is spectacular!

#clearvision #mondays #newphotoshoot #newphotographer #seeyourself #babysteps #knowyourworth #adoptee #adopteetalk #movingwithme #kbye Weekend moves. me. some amazing things lie ahead for us. remain focused. remain strong. keep our heads up high and we shall see the world with #clarity thankful and #gratitude for my friend who is building his professional photography world.

check out: http://perspectivepicturesdc.com

@washingtondc.us friends and family-his turn around on edits was 24 hours.

his vision for photos and artistry and professionalism is spectacular!

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63 8 18 hours ago
Reports show 40-50% of former foster youth experience homelessness after they turn 18. African Americans are eighteen times more likely to experience homelessness. Former foster youth who are parents are two times more likely to experience homelessness. Nationally, 50% of the homeless population spent time in foster care.
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I just wrote an article encouraging adoption of older youth to help prevent these saddening statistics.
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But statistics show adoptees still experience homelessness at much higher rates than youth who live and remain with their biological parents. & this population is even bigger than those who emancipate when they turn eighteen.
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So homelessness isn’t just linked to lack of stable houses, moving homes often, leaving the house at eighteen, and a lack of independent living skills.
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Though all of these things are crucial to implement stability in young adults lives, we must open our eyes to see that lack and loss of housing is linked to loss of relationships. Relationships and connections are how we all receive the support and resources we do. No one has navigated this life alone.
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Though I experienced homelessness after aging out of the system I know I am where I am today because of the loving people who showed up for me!
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How can we expect youth to recover from their broken relationships and gain new relationships with government funded housing and independent living skills alone?
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Much of government funding that supports these youth, goes to housing, but reports have shown youth don’t use as much money as provided.
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These youth need more than one stable relationship form their parents. They need many adult allies and mentors, reflecting to them what it looks like to gain and maintain healthy and flourishing relationships. I wonder how things would be different if more money was allocated towards mentorship programs.
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Thankfully, mentorship gives all of us an opportunity to step up to the plate to offer a youth a chance for connection.
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How else can you support foster & adopted youth? Reports show 40-50% of former foster youth experience homelessness after they turn 18. african americans are eighteen times more likely to experience homelessness. former foster youth who are parents are two times more likely to experience homelessness. nationally, 50% of the homeless population spent time in foster care.
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i just wrote an article encouraging adoption of older youth to help prevent these saddening statistics.
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but statistics show adoptees still experience homelessness at much higher rates than youth who live and remain with their biological parents. & this population is even bigger than those who emancipate when they turn eighteen.
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so homelessness isn’t just linked to lack of stable houses, moving homes often, leaving the house at eighteen, and a lack of independent living skills.
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though all of these things are crucial to implement stability in young adults lives, we must open our eyes to see that lack and loss of housing is linked to loss of relationships. relationships and connections are how we all receive the support and resources we do. no one has navigated this life alone.
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though i experienced homelessness after aging out of the system i know i am where i am today because of the loving people who showed up for me!
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how can we expect youth to recover from their broken relationships and gain new relationships with government funded housing and independent living skills alone?
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much of government funding that supports these youth, goes to housing, but reports have shown youth don’t use as much money as provided.
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these youth need more than one stable relationship form their parents. they need many adult allies and mentors, reflecting to them what it looks like to gain and maintain healthy and flourishing relationships. i wonder how things would be different if more money was allocated towards mentorship programs.
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thankfully, mentorship gives all of us an opportunity to step up to the plate to offer a youth a chance for connection.
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how else can you support foster & adopted youth?
72 16 18 hours ago
walked home from shift yesterday afternoon to discover Rromany flag flying like the sky, growing my heart and mind, thank u, beloved playmate of mines @apropmaker #mourning #love #Rromany #thanks #India #play #mate #red #chakra #wheel #blue #sky #clouds #grass #emotions #like #water #Gypsy #peace #meditate #pray #adoption #spirit #magic #adoptee #folk #art #portal #folkart #voice http://www.voiceofroma.com/ Walked home from shift yesterday afternoon to discover rromany flag flying like the sky, growing my heart and mind, thank u, beloved playmate of mines @apropmaker #mourning #love #rromany #thanks #india #play #mate #red #chakra #wheel #blue #sky #clouds #grass #emotions #like #water #gypsy #peace #meditate #pray #adoption #spirit #magic #adoptee #folk #art #portal #folkart #voice http://www.voiceofroma.com/
8 0 18 hours ago
Even with some personal spiritual/religious beliefs, I feel fairly certain that I am not supposed to be here. The Creation of Me was a moral failing according most religious and societal tenets. Born to teenaged parents (married, but teens nonetheless), I was a mistake that needed a more “stable” older couple to redeem. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure and all that....continued link in bio.... #adoption #adoptee #adopteeautonomy #mistake #adoptiveparents #hopefuladoptiveparents #adoptionislove #hopingtoadopt #familiesdonthavetomatch #lovemakesafamily #adoptionreunion #adoptionrocks #infertility #birthmom #birthmomstrong #adoptivefamilies Even with some personal spiritual/religious beliefs, i feel fairly certain that i am not supposed to be here. the creation of me was a moral failing according most religious and societal tenets. born to teenaged parents (married, but teens nonetheless), i was a mistake that needed a more “stable” older couple to redeem. one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and all that....continued link in bio.... #adoption #adoptee #adopteeautonomy #mistake #adoptiveparents #hopefuladoptiveparents #adoptionislove #hopingtoadopt #familiesdonthavetomatch #lovemakesafamily #adoptionreunion #adoptionrocks #infertility #birthmom #birthmomstrong #adoptivefamilies
47 11 18 hours ago
Waking up on Monday’s are tuff... I just want to stay in bed all day
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22 2 19 hours ago
It's a double match! Congratulations to TWO of our single mamas.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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18 0 19 hours ago
#MotivationMonday Eric is nearing a scary finish line in foster care. Now 17, he'll age out of the system on December 2. But Eric has faith he'll be adopted before then. Eric, and teens like him, are the reason we work tirelessly everyday. Read more: http://ow.ly/aaml50wNRb3 via @wfaa
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4 0 20 hours ago
Yes you were, Honey Girl 🍯💛 Yes you were, honey girl 🍯💛
1,587 16 20 hours ago
Freya sauvée il y a quelques mois du toit...
Après avoir été soignée et remise sur pieds, ses brûlures guéries et ses poils repoussés, elle a été stérilisée et.... je l’ai gardé !
Elle est de plus en plus sociable et vient même chercher les caresses, elle cherche encore un peu sa place dans la famille des poilus mais plus rien à voir avec la chatte apeurée et méfiante qu’elle a été...
Un beau sauvetage collectif!
#freya #adoptee #chatteangora #actionadoption #adoptdontshop #familledaccueil #catsofinstagram #love #chat #cat #protectionanimale #mespoilus #filleachat #octobrerose2019 Freya sauvée il y a quelques mois du toit...
après avoir été soignée et remise sur pieds, ses brûlures guéries et ses poils repoussés, elle a été stérilisée et.... je l’ai gardé !
elle est de plus en plus sociable et vient même chercher les caresses, elle cherche encore un peu sa place dans la famille des poilus mais plus rien à voir avec la chatte apeurée et méfiante qu’elle a été...
un beau sauvetage collectif!
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20 0 21 hours ago
Our Woven Together course launches in 3 days and we couldn’t be more excited! We have been working on this course for 10 months and now, we get to see it all come together. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without our amazing course guests and sponsors! Stay tuned, more information coming your way this week! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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13 6 22 hours ago
I had a dream of a baby wailing and throwing up all over itself. She was soiled and no one in the house acknowledged her. I was grossed out and disgusted at the sight of her, but angry at how she was just left there as if nothing was wrong. When she stopped crying, and she had also stopped moving. In a panic I felt her leg and she was dead cold. But I remembered my surf lifesaving skills and have her basic CPR and she came back to life. I was so happy and in awe that I did such a thing. That I could bring her back to life. Despite the odds, despite no one realising what had happened. •

#arttherapy #arttherapist #mentalhealth #mentalhealthart #recoveryart #doitfortheprocess #artistherapy #expressiveart #expressivearts #expressiveartstherapy #arttherapist #arttherapie #artjournal #healingart #healingarts #healingartist 
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #subconscious #subconsciousmind  #metaphor #theprocess  #pertharttherapist #pertharttherapy #adoptee #adopteevoices #traumatherapy #traumainformed I had a dream of a baby wailing and throwing up all over itself. she was soiled and no one in the house acknowledged her. i was grossed out and disgusted at the sight of her, but angry at how she was just left there as if nothing was wrong. when she stopped crying, and she had also stopped moving. in a panic i felt her leg and she was dead cold. but i remembered my surf lifesaving skills and have her basic cpr and she came back to life. i was so happy and in awe that i did such a thing. that i could bring her back to life. despite the odds, despite no one realising what had happened. •

#arttherapy #arttherapist #mentalhealth #mentalhealthart #recoveryart #doitfortheprocess #artistherapy #expressiveart #expressivearts #expressiveartstherapy #arttherapist #arttherapie #artjournal #healingart #healingarts #healingartist
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14 0 23 hours ago
Todo comienza con un primer paso, todo comienza haciendo las cosas con miedo, pero haciéndolas. Hoy, @jedelarosa comienza el viaje de vuelta a la tierra que le vio nacer. Hoy comienza a hablar sobre lo que significa ser hija, hija adoptada. Más info en BIO
 #hijadelvolcán #adopción #adoptee #adopcioninternacional #adoptadas #adoptadas #ColombiaEspaña #raíces #hija #daughter #adoption #interracialadoption #women #empoweringwomen #adoptionjourney Todo comienza con un primer paso, todo comienza haciendo las cosas con miedo, pero haciéndolas. hoy, @jedelarosa comienza el viaje de vuelta a la tierra que le vio nacer. hoy comienza a hablar sobre lo que significa ser hija, hija adoptada. más info en bio
#hijadelvolcán #adopción #adoptee #adopcioninternacional #adoptadas #adoptadas #colombiaespaña #raíces #hija #daughter #adoption #interracialadoption #women #empoweringwomen #adoptionjourney
24 9 23 hours ago
Adventure time 🌲🌳
The Harries are such posers they make mama proud 😂
-Harry ⚡e Chanel 🌺 Adventure time 🌲🌳
the harries are such posers they make mama proud 😂
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59 1 Yesterday
Growing up in a small mountain town of 10,000 people, my dad was the only Asian father in the community. I waited until I was almost 16 before another Asian family arrived. Needless to say, the town was woefully lacking in cultural diversity. Read more about my childhood in Evergreen on the website (https://marycourtneyning.com/growing-up-in-evergreen-colorado/). #vietnameseadoptee #vietnameseadoptees #marycourtneyning #iamavietnameseadoptee #authorwebsite #authorblog #adopteememoir #internationaladoption #transracialadoption #adoptee #adoptees #adopteevoices #adopteestories #amwritingmemoir #diggingdeep Growing up in a small mountain town of 10,000 people, my dad was the only asian father in the community. i waited until i was almost 16 before another asian family arrived. needless to say, the town was woefully lacking in cultural diversity. read more about my childhood in evergreen on the website (https://marycourtneyning.com/growing-up-in-evergreen-colorado/). #vietnameseadoptee #vietnameseadoptees #marycourtneyning #iamavietnameseadoptee #authorwebsite #authorblog #adopteememoir #internationaladoption #transracialadoption #adoptee #adoptees #adopteevoices #adopteestories #amwritingmemoir #diggingdeep
8 0 Yesterday
Sunday morning snooze #sleepy #nhspca #adoptee #darkbay #sundayfeels Sunday morning snooze #sleepy #nhspca #adoptee #darkbay #sundayfeels
9 0 Yesterday
Well momma, I did it. I survived my first birthday without you yesterday. It was a day I had been dreading for just short of a year and the closer it came the more sad I was feeling. My first bday without you and the first one out of the fog and fully understanding the trauma that happened the day I was born and was taken away from my birth mom. I just wanted to skip to November.
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You always made birthdays special and made us feel special. I miss your homemade birthday dinners with a beautiful homemade cake for dessert. You were most definitely missed in the celebration and at dinner with dad and my brother and I did tear up a few times over the weekend.
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But. I have some awesome friends and my friend the Protector in particular who planned an entire weekend to surprise me and take me away to a cabin in the mountains just to have fun and make the weekend happy instead of sad. I don’t even have words to describe my thoughts on everything he worked so hard to plan. And with the help of my other three friends they filled the day with rainbows everywhere (my fav), mountain views, good food, good friends, lots of laughter, and even a couple bear cubs at the end! (Ok maybe they didn’t actually arrange that detail... 😂) You would have been proud of how well he and they cared for me and celebrated the day I was born. 💜💜
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One hard weekend down and much better than expected. One more to go.
. . (Pic of me and my mom on my first birthday 😊) Well momma, i did it. i survived my first birthday without you yesterday. it was a day i had been dreading for just short of a year and the closer it came the more sad i was feeling. my first bday without you and the first one out of the fog and fully understanding the trauma that happened the day i was born and was taken away from my birth mom. i just wanted to skip to november.
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you always made birthdays special and made us feel special. i miss your homemade birthday dinners with a beautiful homemade cake for dessert. you were most definitely missed in the celebration and at dinner with dad and my brother and i did tear up a few times over the weekend.
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but. i have some awesome friends and my friend the protector in particular who planned an entire weekend to surprise me and take me away to a cabin in the mountains just to have fun and make the weekend happy instead of sad. i don’t even have words to describe my thoughts on everything he worked so hard to plan. and with the help of my other three friends they filled the day with rainbows everywhere (my fav), mountain views, good food, good friends, lots of laughter, and even a couple bear cubs at the end! (ok maybe they didn’t actually arrange that detail... 😂) you would have been proud of how well he and they cared for me and celebrated the day i was born. 💜💜
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one hard weekend down and much better than expected. one more to go.
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33 6 Yesterday
I am so thankful for 10 years of having the honor of creating and facilitating our local adoption support group. Over 600 local ladies-adoptive moms, birth moms, adoptees, siblings of adoptees, and foster moms. 💚 One of my absolute favorite things is meeting up with a member one-on-one to chat.  The face-to-face convo is magical.  Support. Advice. Encouragement. Laughter. Tears. 💚 I never imagined our little group of ten ladies would blossom into who we are today. 💚 Starting on a new journey is scary-but I’m so glad I took a risk and chose faith over fear!! 💚 I snapped this pic of my supercharge juice from a meetup with one of my members and my dear friend. Because supercharged is exactly how I felt meeting with her! 💚 Tell me a risk you took that turned out to be a great decision! 👇🏼👇🏽👇🏾
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#leadership #leader #adoption #adoptionjourney #adoptivemom #fostermom #adoptee #birthmom #juice #healthyeating #whitesugarbrownsugar #womanownedbusiness #juicing #slurp #yummy #adoptionstory #strongwomen #sundayfunday I am so thankful for 10 years of having the honor of creating and facilitating our local adoption support group. over 600 local ladies-adoptive moms, birth moms, adoptees, siblings of adoptees, and foster moms. 💚 one of my absolute favorite things is meeting up with a member one-on-one to chat. the face-to-face convo is magical. support. advice. encouragement. laughter. tears. 💚 i never imagined our little group of ten ladies would blossom into who we are today. 💚 starting on a new journey is scary-but i’m so glad i took a risk and chose faith over fear!! 💚 i snapped this pic of my supercharge juice from a meetup with one of my members and my dear friend. because supercharged is exactly how i felt meeting with her! 💚 tell me a risk you took that turned out to be a great decision! 👇🏼👇🏽👇🏾
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#leadership #leader #adoption #adoptionjourney #adoptivemom #fostermom #adoptee #birthmom #juice #healthyeating #whitesugarbrownsugar #womanownedbusiness #juicing #slurp #yummy #adoptionstory #strongwomen #sundayfunday
24 1 Yesterday
If you were adopted in Alberta — or if your child was placed for adoption — you can receive information from your birth and adoption records through the Alberta Post Adoption Registry. The registry keeps sealed adoption records for all adoptions of minors in Alberta.

You can access information from adoption records if you are:
☑️ an adult adoptee 18 years of age or older
☑️ a birth parent of an adoptee
☑️ an adoptive parent of an adoptee
☑️ an adult birth sibling
☑️ a adult dependant/child or grandchild of the adopted person
☑️ an adult descendant of a deceased adoptee (a child or grandchild of the adopted person)

Learn more and request access to adoption records at the link in our bio. If you were adopted in alberta — or if your child was placed for adoption — you can receive information from your birth and adoption records through the alberta post adoption registry. the registry keeps sealed adoption records for all adoptions of minors in alberta.

you can access information from adoption records if you are:
☑️ an adult adoptee 18 years of age or older
☑️ a birth parent of an adoptee
☑️ an adoptive parent of an adoptee
☑️ an adult birth sibling
☑️ a adult dependant/child or grandchild of the adopted person
☑️ an adult descendant of a deceased adoptee (a child or grandchild of the adopted person)

learn more and request access to adoption records at the link in our bio.
26 1 Yesterday
There’s so much love in our community ❤️ and we are so grateful for so many people who give their time, love, and talents to our non-profit organization. Shout out to the special people in these pics ! #adoption#adoptee#koreansdoptee#transnational#transnationaladoption There’s so much love in our community ❤️ and we are so grateful for so many people who give their time, love, and talents to our non-profit organization. shout out to the special people in these pics ! #adoption#adoptee#koreansdoptee#transnational#transnationaladoption
80 0 Yesterday
i made it to #39yearsold Still not sure if #oct20th is my birth date #coincidenceithinknot that this is my 39th post?! #higherpowered #wow #thankyou to all that have supported me in the last year. this pic is so meaningful to me as an #adoptee an #addictinrecovery #reparentingself taking the actions/inactions to #showmelove #livingamends i am #livingmybestlife thank you! #12steplifestyle #faceeverythingandrecover #odaat #rebirthrelove I made it to #39yearsold still not sure if #oct20th is my birth date #coincidenceithinknot that this is my 39th post?! #higherpowered #wow #thankyou to all that have supported me in the last year. this pic is so meaningful to me as an #adoptee an #addictinrecovery #reparentingself taking the actions/inactions to #showmelove #livingamends i am #livingmybestlife thank you! #12steplifestyle #faceeverythingandrecover #odaat #rebirthrelove
17 0 Yesterday
Me visiting my mom a couple years ago. 
#birthmom #ifoundagrave #iwishihadthechancetomeether #adoptee #babyscoopera Me visiting my mom a couple years ago.
#birthmom #ifoundagrave #iwishihadthechancetomeether #adoptee #babyscoopera
22 7 Yesterday
드림캐쳐 💕 🇰🇷 #adoptee #koreanadoptee #kpop #music #dreamcatcher #insomnia 드림캐쳐 💕 🇰🇷 #adoptee #koreanadoptee #kpop #music #dreamcatcher #insomnia
13 0 Yesterday
Have you been listening to Long Lost? Lady has been all ears! From Puerto Rico to New York City - she’s hoping her next stop is home. Find Lady’s story at @thesatoproject Catch up on all 5 episodes of Long Lost wherever you get your podcasts. .
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#adoption #adopt #adoptionstories #adoptee #adoptionjourney #adopteesrightsmatter #adoptiveparents #adopteevoices #longlostpodcast #podcast #podcasts #journey #ihopeyoufindwhatyourarelookingfor #newpodcast #queerpodcast #love #queer Have you been listening to long lost? lady has been all ears! from puerto rico to new york city - she’s hoping her next stop is home. find lady’s story at @thesatoproject catch up on all 5 episodes of long lost wherever you get your podcasts. .
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29 0 Yesterday
Thank you to all who came to witness and receive my story opening weekend! You have 4 more opportunities to see Motherlanded next weekend:

Fri, Oct 25 at 7:30p*
Sat, Oct 26 at 2:00p
Sat, Oct 26 at 7:30p
Sun, Oct 27 at 2:00p (Closing) *A brief post-show discussion will follow the performance.

Dreamland Arts only has 40 seats and we had to turn people away last night cause we sold out. So don’t wait to get your tickets at the door! There’s no additional fee for reserving seats online. Ticket link in bio 💗

TICKETS: http://dreamlandarts.com/motherlanded/

Photo by @if.phxtxgraphy 
#adoption #adoptee #oneowmanshow #chineseadoptee 
#adopteevoices #transnationaladoption #transracialadoption Thank you to all who came to witness and receive my story opening weekend! you have 4 more opportunities to see motherlanded next weekend:

fri, oct 25 at 7:30p*
sat, oct 26 at 2:00p
sat, oct 26 at 7:30p
sun, oct 27 at 2:00p (closing) *a brief post-show discussion will follow the performance.

dreamland arts only has 40 seats and we had to turn people away last night cause we sold out. so don’t wait to get your tickets at the door! there’s no additional fee for reserving seats online. ticket link in bio 💗

tickets: http://dreamlandarts.com/motherlanded/

photo by @if.phxtxgraphy
#adoption #adoptee #oneowmanshow #chineseadoptee
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71 1 Yesterday
Cabbage rolls for a late lunch 😍🤤 not pictured is the yummy briam as a side. I added some cloves to the rice stuffed in the rolls, it added a nice punch to them😊 plenty of left overs for lunch tomorrow🙆🏻‍♀️ I need to try new Greek recipes now that I've gotten good at a few I keep making the same ones over and over again. I still cant get my pastitsio to take good shape🙃 
Still haven't really tried making any Greek sweets either, or γλυκα. I must try to veganize baklava 🇬🇷🤤 it's been really fun getting to explore my Greek roots, it's still weird to think my birth father and half of my birth family isnt American🤔 the closest blood relatives I have contacted dont speak English 😭 this is why I must practice Greek every day!!! #vegan #veganfood #veganism #greek #greekfood #food #foodporn #sunday #dinner #cabbage #adoptee #adoptionstory #greece #ancestry Cabbage rolls for a late lunch 😍🤤 not pictured is the yummy briam as a side. i added some cloves to the rice stuffed in the rolls, it added a nice punch to them😊 plenty of left overs for lunch tomorrow🙆🏻‍♀️ i need to try new greek recipes now that i've gotten good at a few i keep making the same ones over and over again. i still cant get my pastitsio to take good shape🙃
still haven't really tried making any greek sweets either, or γλυκα. i must try to veganize baklava 🇬🇷🤤 it's been really fun getting to explore my greek roots, it's still weird to think my birth father and half of my birth family isnt american🤔 the closest blood relatives i have contacted dont speak english 😭 this is why i must practice greek every day!!! #vegan #veganfood #veganism #greek #greekfood #food #foodporn #sunday #dinner #cabbage #adoptee #adoptionstory #greece #ancestry
48 0 Yesterday
“However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle!” 💗 I never want anyone to think that adoptive moms love their kids more then other moms bc of what they went through. I never want adoptive moms to think they are not 100% a mom bc they didn’t birth their babies. You’re a mom, that’s a miracle 💕
#mymikarose “however motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle!” 💗 i never want anyone to think that adoptive moms love their kids more then other moms bc of what they went through. i never want adoptive moms to think they are not 100% a mom bc they didn’t birth their babies. you’re a mom, that’s a miracle 💕
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1,172 20 Yesterday
We should all be trauma-informed. .

Adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s) are common. Google the CDC-Kaiser ACE study and take the quiz to see how ACE’s could be impacting you. .

Poverty is a trauma. .

Oppression, discrimination, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, are all traumas
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Experiencing violence and being afraid of the threat of violence are traumas
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Being separated from your children or parents is trauma.
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Being told by health care providers that your symptoms of trauma are due to something inherently wrong with you is trauma. .

Unresolved trauma shows up in chronic health issues, and *many diagnoses in the DSM* like eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, personality disorders and more. We should all be trauma-informed. .

adverse childhood experiences (ace’s) are common. google the cdc-kaiser ace study and take the quiz to see how ace’s could be impacting you. .

poverty is a trauma. .

oppression, discrimination, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, are all traumas
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experiencing violence and being afraid of the threat of violence are traumas
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being separated from your children or parents is trauma.
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being told by health care providers that your symptoms of trauma are due to something inherently wrong with you is trauma. .

unresolved trauma shows up in chronic health issues, and *many diagnoses in the dsm* like eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, personality disorders and more.
37 2 Yesterday
Et un #rehaussementdecils  en plus 🤩 J’utilise la marque #misencil , que nous avons #tested et #adoptee  chez @b2institut  #yeuxvert #greeneyes #magnifique #cils #regard #finilerecourbecils #albi Et un #rehaussementdecils en plus 🤩 j’utilise la marque #misencil , que nous avons #tested et #adoptee chez @b2institut #yeuxvert #greeneyes #magnifique #cils #regard #finilerecourbecils #albi
9 0 Yesterday
Happy birthday to the girl who makes our world go round! You are such a happy, energetic, funny, sweet little girl who keeps us on our toes. You bring us so much joy and happiness! We love you Mavey Rae! #twoyearsold Happy birthday to the girl who makes our world go round! you are such a happy, energetic, funny, sweet little girl who keeps us on our toes. you bring us so much joy and happiness! we love you mavey rae! #twoyearsold
187 11 Yesterday
Iowa families! Have you heard of the organization Foster SQUAD?⁣
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They have a passion for supporting and equipping foster families to be prepared no matter when a placement is made. ⁣
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By supporting both the families and foster children, they are building a stronger community for the foster children. These children deserve stable, loving environments that can fulfill their needs in some of the most traumatic, difficult times in their lives. “The Foster SQUAD is here to provide resources to Polk County (Iowa) foster families as they care for our community’s most vulnerable children.”⁣
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How can you help without being a foster family? They are taking donations for Care Kits for children entering foster care. You can donate backpacks, hygiene products, blankets, diapers, etc., and Children & Families of Iowa are helping distribute them. Contact Foster Squad through their Facebook page to see how you can help support their cause!⁣
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#adoption #adoptioncommunity #adoptionresources #adoptionsupport #adoptiontriad #iowa #iowaadoption #iowaadoptioncommunity #iowaadoptionresources #vistoadoption #vistoadoptionresources #adoptee #adoptees #fosterfamily #fostercare #fosterkid #fostercareresources #adoptivedad #adoptivefamily #adoptivemom #adoptiveparent #adoptionblog #blogger #adoptionjourney #hopingtoadopt #waitingfamily #waitingfamilies #adoptionplan Iowa families! have you heard of the organization foster squad?⁣

they have a passion for supporting and equipping foster families to be prepared no matter when a placement is made. ⁣

by supporting both the families and foster children, they are building a stronger community for the foster children. these children deserve stable, loving environments that can fulfill their needs in some of the most traumatic, difficult times in their lives. “the foster squad is here to provide resources to polk county (iowa) foster families as they care for our community’s most vulnerable children.”⁣

how can you help without being a foster family? they are taking donations for care kits for children entering foster care. you can donate backpacks, hygiene products, blankets, diapers, etc., and children & families of iowa are helping distribute them. contact foster squad through their facebook page to see how you can help support their cause!⁣

#adoption #adoptioncommunity #adoptionresources #adoptionsupport #adoptiontriad #iowa #iowaadoption #iowaadoptioncommunity #iowaadoptionresources #vistoadoption #vistoadoptionresources #adoptee #adoptees #fosterfamily #fostercare #fosterkid #fostercareresources #adoptivedad #adoptivefamily #adoptivemom #adoptiveparent #adoptionblog #blogger #adoptionjourney #hopingtoadopt #waitingfamily #waitingfamilies #adoptionplan
7 0 Yesterday
I swore I would never share a photo of myself from my curly-haired, bespectacled years—because those years were really dark and painful for me. But, sometimes it is important to face your past in order to remind yourself how far you've come.
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The girl on the left was an awkward, sensitive, nerdy, and lonely preteen who, at a young age, had already endured years of being teased and bullied.
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The woman on the right has fought many battles throughout her life—in an effort to heal from past traumas and become a better, more fearless, and stronger person than she was before.
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Rock bottom is a place she has known well. The darkness has been her reality for as long as she can remember. But, even as the world has urged her to give up, she has never, ever stopped fighting...💙
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#Adoptee #Adoptees #Adoption #Bullying #Healing #Hope #MentalHealth #Survivor I swore i would never share a photo of myself from my curly-haired, bespectacled years—because those years were really dark and painful for me. but, sometimes it is important to face your past in order to remind yourself how far you've come.
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the girl on the left was an awkward, sensitive, nerdy, and lonely preteen who, at a young age, had already endured years of being teased and bullied.
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the woman on the right has fought many battles throughout her life—in an effort to heal from past traumas and become a better, more fearless, and stronger person than she was before.
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rock bottom is a place she has known well. the darkness has been her reality for as long as she can remember. but, even as the world has urged her to give up, she has never, ever stopped fighting...💙
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#adoptee #adoptees #adoption #bullying #healing #hope #mentalhealth #survivor
92 3 Yesterday
Our team of #genealogists here at DNA Cold Cases want to help you fill the gap in your #family tree so you can #discover your true #identity.💙 ⠀
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15 2 Yesterday
Call all adoptees! If you want to participate in the update of Adoptee Quote Page on the Beat. Please submit your quotes at my website. Check my profile for the link
#adoption #adoptee #adopteevoices Call all adoptees! if you want to participate in the update of adoptee quote page on the beat. please submit your quotes at my website. check my profile for the link
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4 2 2 days ago
Posted @withrepost • @julayneelle There is a time for the anger and the rage for without it we cannot heal. Without it we cannot embrace intergenerational healing. And we must leave a healing legacy for the next generation of adopted people. Friends who've known me for more than a decade have asked if my book has helped me Posted @withrepost@julayneelle there is a time for the anger and the rage for without it we cannot heal. without it we cannot embrace intergenerational healing. and we must leave a healing legacy for the next generation of adopted people. friends who've known me for more than a decade have asked if my book has helped me "get over" my anger. my answer? no. because anger is not something to get over. it is something i embrace and must take care of and will continue to put into action because it is how we create change and it is how we can help each other heal. back when the adoptee identity was the binary of angry or happy/grateful, i was, and accurately so, labeled an angry adoptee. it was a criticism. an insult. but i continue to claim this with great pride. and guess what? it's completely normal and so possible to be all the things and #feelallthefeels. .
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#adopteerageisbeautiful #adoptee #adopted #korea #adoption #adopters #ourvoicesmatter #truth #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #anger #angryadoptee #healing #happymonday #mondaymotivation #stayangry #angerissolidarity
45 3 2 days ago
The #VegasBookFest had some amazing authors on the stage! The #lasvegaswritingcommunity continues to impress me with their amazing author selections. 
3. Sonja Swanson (@sonjamswanson)
4. Tonya Todd (@mstonyatodd)
5. Wendy Wimmer (@wendy_wimmer)
6. A.M. Homes #amhomes — her book, #themistresssdaughter is an #adoptee #memoir about how her birth parents came looking for her 30 years after she was adopted
8. Marlon James (@marlonjameswriter)
#writersofinstagram #writingcommunity #lasvegaswriters #blackmountaininstitute #iamavietnameseadoptee #adoptees #adopteevoices #adoptionstories #amwritingmemoir The #vegasbookfest had some amazing authors on the stage! the #lasvegaswritingcommunity continues to impress me with their amazing author selections.
3. sonja swanson (@sonjamswanson )
4. tonya todd (@mstonyatodd )
5. wendy wimmer (@wendy_wimmer )
6. a.m. homes #amhomes — her book, #themistresssdaughter is an #adoptee #memoir about how her birth parents came looking for her 30 years after she was adopted
8. marlon james (@marlonjameswriter )
#writersofinstagram #writingcommunity #lasvegaswriters #blackmountaininstitute #iamavietnameseadoptee #adoptees #adopteevoices #adoptionstories #amwritingmemoir
14 0 2 days ago
There is a time for the anger and the rage for without it we cannot heal. Without it we cannot embrace intergenerational healing. And we must leave a healing legacy for the next generation of adopted people. Friends who've known me for more than a decade have asked if my book has helped me There is a time for the anger and the rage for without it we cannot heal. without it we cannot embrace intergenerational healing. and we must leave a healing legacy for the next generation of adopted people. friends who've known me for more than a decade have asked if my book has helped me "get over" my anger. my answer? no. because anger is not something to get over. it is something i embrace and must take care of and will continue to put into action because it is how we create change and it is how we can help each other heal. back when the adoptee identity was the binary of angry or happy/grateful, i was, and accurately so, labeled an angry adoptee. it was a criticism. an insult. but i continue to claim this with great pride. and guess what? it's completely normal and so possible to be all the things and #feelallthefeels. .
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#adopteerageisbeautiful #adoptee #adopted #korea #adoption #adopters #ourvoicesmatter #truth #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #anger #angryadoptee #healing #happymonday #mondaymotivation #stayangry #angerissolidarity
61 4 2 days ago
I saw it clearly today as it was happening. My mind was screaming hold up! This is crazy making. I was a bit traumatized and frozen inside as my mind went through all the times I felt this before, but I let myself walk away almost unscathed. #sensitive #triggered #traumamind #adoptee #listentoyourheart #selflove I saw it clearly today as it was happening. my mind was screaming hold up! this is crazy making. i was a bit traumatized and frozen inside as my mind went through all the times i felt this before, but i let myself walk away almost unscathed. #sensitive #triggered #traumamind #adoptee #listentoyourheart #selflove
13 1 2 days ago
So glad to be back!☺️ Thank you for a fun night, Table 620!!!♥️🎶
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#livemusic #musician #singersongwriter #composer #recordingartist #acousticgig #adoptee #activistartist #artistsforchange #fereraswan So glad to be back!☺️ thank you for a fun night, table 620!!!♥️🎶
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#livemusic #musician #singersongwriter #composer #recordingartist #acousticgig #adoptee #activistartist #artistsforchange #fereraswan
42 2 2 days ago
Can’t wait to listen to these two powerhouse women talk about the adoptee experience✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼 Posted @withrepost • @adapted_podcast This week marked the release of the paperback edition of “All You Can Ever Know”, the debut memoir by Nicole Chung. It also is the week she graces our podcast, unpacking some of her observations since the release, setting boundaries and being honest about her story and the people who touch it. On being magnanimous about her adoptive parents even when they might have failed her:
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“If the author, the eye, is the only one allowed to be a whole person, a person with motivations, a person you can understand; I really wanted the rest of the characters to feel as real as I did. And that meant giving my parents perspectives at times, it meant trying to imagine the perspectives of people I haven’t met yet, like my birth mother. Again, not to make excuses or explain away anything, but just to say who they are as people. Unless you understand my adoptive parents as people, and how much they wanted me, and how much they wanted to adopt, and what their fears were when they were adopting; if you don’t understand that, then I don’t think you can understand the stakes of my search [ for birth family ] and why it took so long for me to feel like I could search.”
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Season 3, Episode 5. Link in bio.
#adoptee #adapted_podcast #korean #koreanamerican #catapult #writer #allyoucaneverknow #adoption #transracialadoption Can’t wait to listen to these two powerhouse women talk about the adoptee experience✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼 posted @withrepost@adapted_podcast this week marked the release of the paperback edition of “all you can ever know”, the debut memoir by nicole chung. it also is the week she graces our podcast, unpacking some of her observations since the release, setting boundaries and being honest about her story and the people who touch it. on being magnanimous about her adoptive parents even when they might have failed her:

“if the author, the eye, is the only one allowed to be a whole person, a person with motivations, a person you can understand; i really wanted the rest of the characters to feel as real as i did. and that meant giving my parents perspectives at times, it meant trying to imagine the perspectives of people i haven’t met yet, like my birth mother. again, not to make excuses or explain away anything, but just to say who they are as people. unless you understand my adoptive parents as people, and how much they wanted me, and how much they wanted to adopt, and what their fears were when they were adopting; if you don’t understand that, then i don’t think you can understand the stakes of my search [ for birth family ] and why it took so long for me to feel like i could search.”

season 3, episode 5. link in bio.
#adoptee #adapted_podcast #korean #koreanamerican #catapult #writer #allyoucaneverknow #adoption #transracialadoption
22 0 2 days ago
This is where it started - with these two people. George and Molly. They were the first two MRCA's that I found after taking my DNA test. (MRCA: Most Recent Common Ancestor) I had no idea who they were except I knew I was related to them. I clung to George and Molly like a lifeline. For several months they were my beacon - shining the way. 
Before long I found out that they were my great grandparents - but on what side? 
Come to find out they're my paternal great grandparents. 
Over the next several months I built out their family tree... Nine children - eight girls and finally they had one boy - John, my grandfather. I built out each of their family tees never knowing where they would lead. It all finally sped up like a train and I found my birth father. 
George was killed in Tornado, along with one of his daughters, Lola. They died in 1944. Oddly enough my dad's wife, Mama Ann, lost her grandfather in that same tornado. Mollie had a good long life, living until until she was 90. 
While I never knew George and Molly I love them with all my heart. I'm so grateful to them for the beautiful family I was born into. 
#adoption #adoptee #adopted #familylost #adoptiontrauma  #birthfamily #dnaancestry #familypreservation #fosterkids #ancestry #greatgrandparents #infertility #arkansasroots #familyfound #whatablessing #itiswellmysoul #headstones #familyplot This is where it started - with these two people. george and molly. they were the first two mrca's that i found after taking my dna test. (mrca: most recent common ancestor) i had no idea who they were except i knew i was related to them. i clung to george and molly like a lifeline. for several months they were my beacon - shining the way.
before long i found out that they were my great grandparents - but on what side?
come to find out they're my paternal great grandparents.
over the next several months i built out their family tree... nine children - eight girls and finally they had one boy - john, my grandfather. i built out each of their family tees never knowing where they would lead. it all finally sped up like a train and i found my birth father.
george was killed in tornado, along with one of his daughters, lola. they died in 1944. oddly enough my dad's wife, mama ann, lost her grandfather in that same tornado. mollie had a good long life, living until until she was 90.
while i never knew george and molly i love them with all my heart. i'm so grateful to them for the beautiful family i was born into.
#adoption #adoptee #adopted #familylost #adoptiontrauma #birthfamily #dnaancestry #familypreservation #fosterkids #ancestry #greatgrandparents #infertility #arkansasroots #familyfound #whatablessing #itiswellmysoul #headstones #familyplot
34 4 2 days ago
#thisiswhatadoptedlookslike I was often described as an “angry child,” anyone else? But I was an extremely cute baby. Obviously. #thisiswhatadoptedlookslike i was often described as an “angry child,” anyone else? but i was an extremely cute baby. obviously.
18 2 2 days ago
This week marked the release of the paperback edition of “All You Can Ever Know”, the debut memoir by Nicole Chung. It also is the week she graces our podcast, unpacking some of her observations since the release, setting boundaries and being honest about her story and the people who touch it. On being magnanimous about her adoptive parents even when they might have failed her:
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“If the author, the eye, is the only one allowed to be a whole person, a person with motivations, a person you can understand; I really wanted the rest of the characters to feel as real as I did. And that meant giving my parents perspectives at times, it meant trying to imagine the perspectives of people I haven’t met yet, like my birth mother. Again, not to make excuses or explain away anything, but just to say who they are as people. Unless you understand my adoptive parents as people, and how much they wanted me, and how much they wanted to adopt, and what their fears were when they were adopting; if you don’t understand that, then I don’t think you can understand the stakes of my search [ for birth family ] and why it took so long for me to feel like I could search.”
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Season 3, Episode 5. Link in bio.
#adoptee #adapted_podcast #korean #koreanamerican #catapult #writer #allyoucaneverknow #adoption #transracialadoption This week marked the release of the paperback edition of “all you can ever know”, the debut memoir by nicole chung. it also is the week she graces our podcast, unpacking some of her observations since the release, setting boundaries and being honest about her story and the people who touch it. on being magnanimous about her adoptive parents even when they might have failed her:

“if the author, the eye, is the only one allowed to be a whole person, a person with motivations, a person you can understand; i really wanted the rest of the characters to feel as real as i did. and that meant giving my parents perspectives at times, it meant trying to imagine the perspectives of people i haven’t met yet, like my birth mother. again, not to make excuses or explain away anything, but just to say who they are as people. unless you understand my adoptive parents as people, and how much they wanted me, and how much they wanted to adopt, and what their fears were when they were adopting; if you don’t understand that, then i don’t think you can understand the stakes of my search [ for birth family ] and why it took so long for me to feel like i could search.”

season 3, episode 5. link in bio.
#adoptee #adapted_podcast #korean #koreanamerican #catapult #writer #allyoucaneverknow #adoption #transracialadoption
50 3 2 days ago
I'm telling you it's impossible for me to explain- it's times like this that fill my heart up beyond full... It's like I've been a part of this family forever. 
Not only has the Lord blessed me with an amazing birth family that has welcomed me with open arms but He's given me new friends that I dearly love!! We had lunch with my cousin, Cheré and her boyfriend, Willie and Cheré's best friend/Sister - Lisa.  Last year when I met my family I met Lisa and she's part of my family also. We all had a great time catching up... The barbecue was delicious and I was so glad to get my fill of Fried Green Tomatoes, Fried Pickles and Sweet Tea!! #adopted #adoptee #dna #reunion #birthfamily #cousins #friends #barbecue #smokinbuns #arkansas #familypreservation #lifelovefamily I'm telling you it's impossible for me to explain- it's times like this that fill my heart up beyond full... it's like i've been a part of this family forever.
not only has the lord blessed me with an amazing birth family that has welcomed me with open arms but he's given me new friends that i dearly love!! we had lunch with my cousin, cheré and her boyfriend, willie and cheré's best friend/sister - lisa. last year when i met my family i met lisa and she's part of my family also. we all had a great time catching up... the barbecue was delicious and i was so glad to get my fill of fried green tomatoes, fried pickles and sweet tea!! #adopted #adoptee #dna #reunion #birthfamily #cousins #friends #barbecue #smokinbuns #arkansas #familypreservation #lifelovefamily
18 0 2 days ago
✨ We must remove the stigma associated with recovery! Each Saturday we’re going to share how we’re rocking our recovery over at Adoptees in Recovery so be sure to tag us in your posts! .
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I already shared how I started my day, but this is how I’m ending it. The wilderness is a HUGE piece of my wellness. I’m rocking my recovery by climbing to mountain tops, so I can watch the sunset from one of the most beautiful places in my state! The Pinnacles, Berea, KY. ⛰☀️
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#recovery #removethestigma #adopteesinrecovery #adopteeinrecovery #adoptee #adoption #adopted  #mothernature #wildernesswellness #bereaky #pinniclesberea #mountaintops #optoutside #wildernessky #intothewildky ✨ we must remove the stigma associated with recovery! each saturday we’re going to share how we’re rocking our recovery over at adoptees in recovery so be sure to tag us in your posts! .
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i already shared how i started my day, but this is how i’m ending it. the wilderness is a huge piece of my wellness. i’m rocking my recovery by climbing to mountain tops, so i can watch the sunset from one of the most beautiful places in my state! the pinnacles, berea, ky. ⛰☀️
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how are you rocking your recovery on this beautiful saturday? .
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#recovery #removethestigma #adopteesinrecovery #adopteeinrecovery #adoptee #adoption #adopted #mothernature #wildernesswellness #bereaky #pinniclesberea #mountaintops #optoutside #wildernessky #intothewildky
14 5 2 days ago
🌱 We have a beautiful photo of Maria here who lives in Lexington, KY. .
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We asked, “How are you ROCKING YOUR RECOVERY? For those adoptees who are walking in recovery, what’s your Saturday look like? .
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Maria said, “She’s rocking self-care on this Sober Saturday!” ✨
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#adopteeinrecovery #adopteesinrecovery #adoptee #adopted #adopteesconnect #recovery #recovering #lexky #kyforky #kentucky #rockingmyrecovery 🌱 we have a beautiful photo of maria here who lives in lexington, ky. .
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we asked, “how are you rocking your recovery? for those adoptees who are walking in recovery, what’s your saturday look like? .
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maria said, “she’s rocking self-care on this sober saturday!” ✨
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#adopteeinrecovery #adopteesinrecovery #adoptee #adopted #adopteesconnect #recovery #recovering #lexky #kyforky #kentucky #rockingmyrecovery
6 0 2 days ago
🇵🇪❤☀️Peruvian in NYC. If a picture were to sum me up, this would be it. Peruvian. Proud. Boldly different. 🇵🇪❤☀️
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Update: someone please find the original photographer! A lot of pictures we post can generate a lot of dope and needed conversation! These amazing pictures can bring us together, but let's always give credit where it's due. ❤❤
#peru #peruvian #inca #quechua #adoptee #newyork #peruanx 🇵🇪❤☀️peruvian in nyc. if a picture were to sum me up, this would be it. peruvian. proud. boldly different. 🇵🇪❤☀️
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update: someone please find the original photographer! a lot of pictures we post can generate a lot of dope and needed conversation! these amazing pictures can bring us together, but let's always give credit where it's due. ❤❤
#peru #peruvian #inca #quechua #adoptee #newyork #peruanx
79 5 2 days ago
연극 [입양인] 캐스팅표입니다🖤
공연까지 딱 2주 남았네요! 
많이 보러와주세요😊😊😊
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평일 저녁 8시 🕗
주말 오후 4시 🕓
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조연출 : 이정연
출연 : 유지안 김현중 박진현 현재은 박승우 이호준 강수진
무대 : 유다미
조명 : 강상민
의상, 그래픽 : 신은혜
분장 : 이윤아
홍보 : 백요선 
영상 : 김병렬
후원 : 서울문화재단, 나온씨어터
자문 : 뿌리의 집
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#공연 #공연합니다 #공연해요 #보러오세요 #연극 #입양인 #이방인 #많은관심부탁드립니다 #adoptee #stranger #뿌리의집 #theater #play #act #actor #follow #acting #대학로 #나온씨어터 #서울문화재단 #최초예술지원 #공연추천 #예매 #인터파크 #플레이티켓 #카톡 #dm #연락주세요 연극 [입양인] 캐스팅표입니다🖤
공연까지 딱 2주 남았네요!
많이 보러와주세요😊😊😊
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10월 24일부터 11월 3일까지 (월 쉼)
📍대학로 나온씨어터
평일 저녁 8시 🕗
주말 오후 4시 🕓
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예매링크는 프로필에 있습니다🔝
문의는 극단 송곳 010-3279-4474
또는 저에게 카톡, dm 보내주시면 안내도와드리겠습니다😉
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작가 : 이왕혁
연출 : 심재욱
조연출 : 이정연
출연 : 유지안 김현중 박진현 현재은 박승우 이호준 강수진
무대 : 유다미
조명 : 강상민
의상, 그래픽 : 신은혜
분장 : 이윤아
홍보 : 백요선
영상 : 김병렬
후원 : 서울문화재단, 나온씨어터
자문 : 뿌리의 집
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58 5 2 weeks ago
Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it. — Bruce Lee

#positive #positivevibes #fitfam #fitnessaddict #fitnessmodel #countygirl #southerngirl #life #nevergiveup #blackandwhite #beyourself #adoptee Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it. — bruce lee

#positive #positivevibes #fitfam #fitnessaddict #fitnessmodel #countygirl #southerngirl #life #nevergiveup #blackandwhite #beyourself #adoptee
17 1 2 weeks ago