We are eager and enthusiastic to unveil the Adoptee Remembrance Day website with you! As the very first Annual Adoptee Remembrance Day launched in 2020, it’s created a firestorm of activities across the globe that take part in this day. Such a symbolic day for the adoptee community needed its very own space to share… Continue reading Join Us in Celebrating the Launch of the Adoptee Remembrance Day Website Powered by Adoptees Connect, Inc.
BIO: Peggy Galdamez, author of “Dear Daughters, Own Your Worth,” is a worthiness, self-care mentor for adoptees like herself. Her own story as a transracial adoptee fuels her desire to help others find their own path to healing, feel worthy of love and belonging, developing their self-care, and living life on their terms while still… Continue reading Adoptee Limelight Spotlighting Peggy Galdamez
Bio: Every day I am grateful for the smallest things in life and in awe of the world. I love gardening, especially growing many varieties of wild and domestic blueberries and lavender, also kayaking and being outside. Recently I retired from working as a pediatric nurse practitioner and now am busy volunteering in Public Health… Continue reading Adoptee Limelight – Spotlighting Mazi
BIO: Michael Rocco is the birth/pen name of an American writer and social scientist currently working in the area of adoption trauma and mental health. His previous research and writing focused on the mental health and adjustment of racial and ethnic minorities in the US. He has published widely in peer-reviewed academic journals and has… Continue reading Adoptee Limelight – Spotlighting Michael Rocco
Sponsored by Adoptees Connect, Inc. We're enthusiastic about sharing the launching of Adoptee Limelight, which is an additional component we're adding to our recommended resources for adult adoptees. What is Adoptee Limelight? It's a space dedicated to hearing the stories of adoptees from all around the world. It's a space of their own where they… Continue reading Introducing Adoptee Limelight Sponsored by Adoptees Connect, Inc.
The last week was a whirlwind as we launched our first Annual Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th. The day went out with a bang, and our message was delivered worldwide as the truths in adoption were brought to light. In the days leading up to Adoptee Remembrance Day, we were notified that the premier… Continue reading Adoptees Connect, Inc. Teams Up with Rebecca Sansom, Filmmaker for Reckoning with the Primal Wound
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD9at7NjZ1Q&t=656s It’s hard to smile today when so many adoptee smiles have been washed away. If you know an adoptee, let me take you on a ride in an Adoptee's mind. Please sit down and give me a few minutes of your time. Imagine being in your mother’s womb, where there is only room for… Continue reading Pamela Karanova on Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th
https://videopress.com/v/GevmEmuB?controls=false&preloadContent=metadata I am 9 years old when the guilt sets in.When I learn that there’s no room for me to talk about my feelings.When I learn that no one will listen.When I learn that no one is there to hold space for me. I am 14 years old when I stand in the bathroom, stare… Continue reading This Adoptee Life on Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th
On Adoptee Remembrance Day 2020, we honor and remember adoptees who have lost their lives, experienced violence and abuse, and to those who are still struggling with mental health. Being an adoptee is a lifelong journey, one that is fraught with trauma, struggles, and resilience. To our community members, please know you are not alone.… Continue reading China’s Children International on Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th
As I write, I’m already tearing up. That’s very like me, I am a crier and I naturally feel big feelings. I have struggled with depression and suicidal ideation on and off since I was ten. I made my first suicide plan when I was twelve. What’s bringing emotions to the surface for me now… Continue reading Adoptees On on Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th