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MOST RECENT

#tbt and that afternoon stroll in Italy... Take. Me. Back.😍

Our first Annual Report under our new Arms Wide Adoption Services name is out, and we're excited to share it with you! Thanks for all you did to make 2017 an incredible year... http://ow.ly/w7aG30jxCii •••
#adoption #adopt #parenthood #adopted #adoptee #children #kids #parenting #parents #child #smile #happiness #family #love #fulfillingfamilies #mom #dad #adoptionrocks #fostercare #ArmsWide

sign me up 🙋🏻‍♀️ #ahjummalife ....... 🎨: @shmaymee

It's the only way to really live. xo Photo credit to @valster73

Working on owning my own pain every damn day. The struggle is real. Do you own your own pain? 💜✨💪✨☯️ #therapistthoughts #ownyourpain #sharing #reading #love #healing #healingthoughts #wordsofwisdom #wordstoliveby #lmsw #adoptee

(1/4) Speaking about the impact of experiencing early-childhood trauma as a preverbal infant.
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An audio clip excerpt from my most recent Adoptee Talk, “My Adoptee Experience and Adoption As Trauma.”
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My next Adoptee Talk is May 1st in Boston, MA.
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📸 @missirieblues, @artplug_gig, @cauctease
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#motivationalspeaker #inspire #asianamerican #activist #vegan #meditate #adoptee #adopteerights #adopteevoices #koreanadoptee #suicideprevention #imabeliever #loveyourself #selflove #spiritualawakening #artist #bostoncreatives #bostonartist #bostonevents #adopteeactivist #portraitartist #healer #meditationmusic

*sigh*
Basically summarizes therapy this week. Well, let’s just be honest. That did happen.
Along with frustration, feelings of deceit, and a sprinkle of anger... but too emotionally exhausted to “let the anger come out”. .
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Realizing how much being an adoptee has effected me and my growth...
with personally being more aware of the microagressions (specifically my family towards me) and realizing how far back they go...
to being there all my life as I have suppressed these thoughts, feelings and emotions...
but seeing them for what they actually are .... now, at 33. .
“even though they love me, and always treated me as their own and want nothing for the best of me”... .
it’s difficult to fully embrace that from them when you don’t feel acknowledged for being fully ... you.
or not good enough.
but rather needing to be “theirs”.
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I’m not crazy for had having these thoughts and feelings.
They’re real.
I’m an adoptee... coming out of the fog.
It’s hard, and I’m working through it... and don’t think it’s going to ever “go away” ... does it?
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#adoptee #angryadoptee #adopted #adoption #trauma #ptsd #adhd #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #adoptedparents #adoptedfamily #parenting #denial #goodenough

This week's roundup thus far. Thanks to all who listened, hosted, shared space (and bought my📚!). I think my biggest shero is Sara Omura from TNC. We're in good hands with future leaders like Sara! .
1/2: The Table Reading Series (📷: @sielju , @bridgettebianca, @mylitbox)
3/4: Tuesday Night Cafe (📷: @tnproject
, @jinjabrew )
5/6: The World Stage (📷: @communitylitla)
7: My Lit Box Giveaway Winners (📷: @mylitbox).
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NOT MY WHITE SAVIOR in stores now and available online worldwide.
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#NationalPoetryMonth #NaPoMo #adoption #adoptee #adopted #Korea #LosAngeles #LittleTokyo #poetry #CitizenshipforAllAdoptees #poetsofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #bookstagram

Read our latest blog from our Founder talking about "Aprilis" and how it relates to your journey. Website link in bio. #adoptee #aprilshowers #adoptionreunion #adopted #familyreunion #thejourney #like4likes

Y’all gotta get this representation shit under control.
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#adoption #adoptee #tra #transracialadoption #family #onlyblackgirl

This Sergio lemori Facebook Tel 07920269746 reward I make you anything on my repertoire that you would like! Worked at Hennessy and Mauritz moonlights apparently as rentboi? Stopped suggested strip search especially Jewelery body dwellings!#french #montecarlo #italian #brazilian #adoptee #drugaddiction #bottom #bottomboy#rent #rentboy#teef#pussyboi

How true is this? My favourite line from the entire series of "The Office" was the very last episode when Andy says "I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them." I think the only way to avoid that regret is to just do your best to live in the moment. xo

Hey Holt Campers!
2018 Camp Counselor Andrew Campbell would like to share why he’s excited to be on staff this summer and his experience as a camper at Oregon Camp!
Check out Facebook tomorrow for the video!
Swipe through the photos for a bit of an insight into Andrews Camp experience!
#holtcamp #holt #camp #adoptee #summercamp

I went home to Fresno to slow down a little, and enjoy a few more long walks and talks with my mama and papa... and that is something I wouldn't trade for the world. 💕

As an adoptive parent, how are you building a feeling of union? It's not just about doing things together, it's about embracing all differences. #intentionalparenting #adopted #adoptee #adoptiveparents #adoption #adoptivemom #parenting #parentingwin #parents #dailyparenting #parenting101#parentfromyourheartnotyourhurt

#throwbackthursday to the teen years and my beloved pet and running partner, Buster.
Even for the best of us, the teen years can be challenging and confusing. Imagine being a foundling and having no idea where you came from and what clan you biologically belong to. Imagine being at an age whereas you realize what this word "abandoned" means, and yet, you are expending great energy to know where you fit in, and who you are.
My running time with Buster was my outlet. My frustration, confusion and anger hit that pavement. Depending on my mood, I would run twice a day. Buster would never disagree. He was always a willing participant and anticipated when I would look at him and say, "Run? Run?" A runner's high resulted to fend off the sadness and was a healthy way to physically express my loss. As a teenager, it was a productive way to expel my energy and ease the grief.
Today, I'm aware that not all, but a healthy percentage of adoptees and foundlings suffer from addiction (whether it is food, smoking, drinking, drugs etc.) and / or a cycle of poor life choices and impulsive behaviour. Unresolved adoption trauma is an underlying core issue that can lead to masking the pain through substance abuse or living through the lens as a victim. If you believe you’re not good (especially good enough to keep) and valuable, then you’ll behave accordingly. You’ll make choices to hurt and devalue yourself. Adoption is associated with both positive and negative outcomes. Like so much in life, it’s not either / or. It's both / and. Without recognizing that the two worlds can breathe at once, is to believe that an adoptees feelings are not valid or worthy to express.
Thank-you, Buster for taking me on the right path, literally. I didn't know then, but I know today that I needed you desperately.
FOR THE COMPLETE, FACT BASED STORY: www.withgreatabandon.com After 21+ years of searching, I found 4 half-siblings who were also abandoned as babies by the same mother. I found our biological mother and my biological father, Emil. I'm currently searching for one more abandoned half-sibling. #adopted #adoptee #abandoned #princerupert #search #foundling #dogslove #bostonterrier

TBT. I’m still amazed I have PICTURES of my birth father’s family. This is a sweet, loving photo showing my paternal grandmother, Edith Cordell Stewart, with her five children. My father is the little toddler who’s standing. ❤️

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