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.”
Donaldson Institute-Identity Study
Hello everyone, I apologize for not writing in a long while. My graduate studies are keeping me quite busy, as it’s nearly the end of the semester. I just found this article over the weekend and it’s full of issues that I’ve written here on my blog so far. Check it out below. Adopted From… Continue reading Donaldson Institute-Identity Study
Elton John and Celebrity Adoptions
Once again another celebrity is getting into the adoption game. A number of people want to know my thoughts about celebrity adoption, you are about to hear them.
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.”
Thoughts to a Teacher regarding Adopted Children
A resource for teachers from an adoptive parent
Thin Slicing my Name and Physical Appearance
Having a western name, but being brown skinned and the confusion that arises because of it.
From Indifference to Love, how my Affection for India Evolved- Part 1
The next two posts will document how I grew to love India, after being indifferent/embarassed of my heritage. It’s interesting to note I was never ashamed of being adopted in and of itself, just being Indian.
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.”
Why Did I Begin An Adoption Blog?
After much hand wringing and contemplation, I joined the blogosphere a few weeks ago. Many of you probably wonder why. There are numerous blogs about adoption, both domestic or international. Many people blog about identity issues, birthmother conundrums, and the list goes on. Some are cheery reads, while others barely hide deep pain, anger, and… Continue reading Why Did I Begin An Adoption Blog?
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.