Yesterday, I had the opportunity to talk with a young adoptee who shared with me that she is going through post-reunion, and that it is very, very stressful. She feels mostly completely alone.
Unfortunately, I think this is how many of us feel in post-reunion. The problem is, our stories are just not out there yet — especially their complexity.
In order to combat this, and provide some alternate narratives, I am posting links to a series I did for Gazillion Voices magazine a few years back on first-person stories from transracial adoptees that reflect the diversity, difficulty, and ever-changing nature of post-reunion relationships. I want to thank all the adoptees again who were gracious and courageous enough to share their very personal stories.
Read my post-reunion story here.
My birth father, Boisey Collins, as a teenager.
Me and my birth mother, Patricia Powers, Christmas, 1995
Read the first in the series here.
Read Ji In Lugtu and Danielle Mkali’s moving narratives here.