Jenni Fang Lee’s Mom in Huffington Post

Jenni Fang Lee’s Mom in Huffington Post

Hanni Beyer Lee, Jenni Fang Lee’s mom writes a poignant post about her daughter’s first “Mamas.” “Mother’s Day remains bittersweet. People have often said I was brave to adopt older children, but if I am brave, it was modeled to me through them. I remember looking at their faces as they gave me their Mother’s Day cards and seeing the questions behind their lovely, dark eyes. Their mothers in China were...

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Conversation about Transracial Adoption with Beth Hall

Conversation about Transracial Adoption with Beth Hall

Today I had the pleasure of doing a live interview with Beth Hall, Executive Director and Founder of PACT An Adoption Alliance, www.pactadopt.org.  PACT is an organization serving adopted children of color by providing not only adoptive placement but lifelong education, support, and community for adoptees and their families on matters of adoption and race. Beth discussed the unique challenges that all adoptees face in coming to grips with their...

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“Non Checklist Checklist” for Transracially Adopted Parents

I am reading Parenting As Adoptees (link) an inspiring anthology written by adult adopted parents. All the articles are fascinating, however, one in particular, written by Mark Hagland, a professional journalist, author, and speaker, caught my attention. Mark is a transracial international Korean adoptee who grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the 1960-s and 1970’s. As an international adoptee he had very loving parents.

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