My apologies for such a long time in between posts! Since I’m a DC resident I’ve been dealing with the snow, and that coupled with my graduate school studies have kept me quite busy. I’ve got some new posts in the pipeline coming soon, so be patient with me. Some of you may have seen… Continue reading Musings on the “Benefits of International Adoption.”
Exploring Adoption Consciousness
I have two adopted siblings who are also from India, but we are not blood relatives. A lot of people wonder if they are involved within the adoption field like me. Do they speak about it or share their thoughts with non adopted people? The simple answer is no. Without putting them on the spot… Continue reading Exploring Adoption Consciousness
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Friends, Greetings from snowy, cold, New Jersey. I am here with my entire family celebrating Christmas and it’s been wonderful. I hope you are all having a beautiful time with your families and loved ones this Holiday Season. I would like to thank you so much for reading and responding to my blog. It has… Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Children of “their own.”
I happened upon this article last week and it brought up a few long standing topics in the adoption arena. But there’s one particular issue I’d like to examine today and that is the idea of an adopted child as “second best.” “Adopting a New Attitude” I get really annoyed when I tell people I’m… Continue reading Children of “their own.”
From Indifference to Love: How my Affection for India Evolved –Part Two
The 2nd part of my personal journey from being ashamed about my Indian birth to fully embracing India as “mine.”
Thin Slicing my Name and Physical Appearance
Having a western name, but being brown skinned and the confusion that arises because of it.
The Narrative Burden
Where are you from?
It’s a seemingly innocuous question, but for an international adoptee a complicated one…
Lucky is only half the story.
Throughout my life, when I discuss my adoption, people always seem to respond with -”A.J. you are so lucky.”
Father’s Day for an Adoptee
I have a father, who I consider one of my closest friends in the world. But this post is not about the man I know, but rather my biological father, whom I don’t. Who is my birth father? I’ve often wondered what he’s like. Are we the same height? Do we have similar body types?… Continue reading Father’s Day for an Adoptee
Celebrating my Adoption Anniversary
my description of celebrating my anniversary of coming to the U.S.