How ＷＯＮＤＥＲＦＵＬ life is, now you’re in the world. | macrame wall hang by: @olivialooloo | #adopt #adoption #adoptee #adoptionjourney #adoptionstory #adoptionrocks #adoptionislove #adoptionsaveslives #momlifeisthebestlife #watchthemgrow #prolife #motherhood #mother #baby #motherhoodunplugged #honestmotherhood #follow #followforfollowback #lovemakesafamily
Anyone remember when Mark Wahlberg committed violent hate crimes against Vietnamese refugees and Black children? Now he’s starring in Instant Family, a story about a white (savior) couple adopting Latinx kids. Can we have more films that actually center the experiences of transracial adoptees, please? . . [Image: Instant Family ad tagged with “Stop Making White Saviors The Center Of Adoption Stories”]
Eliana spoke to me about her first time going back to China 4 years ago. “This was the first time in my life (at age 19) to have felt like I finally belonged somewhere. No one staring at me, no one paying mind to me, I fit in - until I opened my mouth of course! My parents stood out like a sore thumb, mostly my father with his big white beard who everyone thought looked like Santa! This trip to China, I found, was a big step in accepting myself and my past. I found the woman who took care of me for 4 months until my parents came to pick me up from China. I may not find my birthparents, but this woman was as much of a parent to me at the time as my parents have been for the rest of my life since I was handed over. I'm always staying positive on finding someone! Though if I don't, meeting and conversing with this woman was enough for me to be satisfied This was my first trip back and it made me a stronger person in terms of my identity. I yearn to go back to this beautiful country and explore more!” ———————————————— #Travel #China #Portrait #PortraitPhotography #Photojournalism #DocumentaryProject #DocumentaryPhotography #SelfDiscovery #AsianAmerican #FCCNY #GrowingPains #Adolescence #NYC #Identity #NYCPhotographer #Photography #Photographer #Adoption #AdoptionJourney #FCCGNY #Adoptee #Art #HumansofNewYork #FragmentsOfOurJourney
Happy Valentine’s Day 💗💕💖 So grateful and so in love with my two Valentines! Here’s a few things I love about both of them.. 1. Riley LOVES his girls so much and always makes sure Lemmon knows how much he loves me and respects me 😭 2. Lemmon can make any hard or sad day into the funniest, most fun day. She has sad moments but not sad days. 3. Riley let’s me do me. He knows my quirks and doesn’t try to change me. He does make me a better person, that’s for sure. But he accepts all my crazy ocd organizing and constant go go go attitude 😆 4. Lemmon loves EVERYONE! Seriously. If you even glance her way, you’re now in her gigantic circle of friends. She’s the sweetest 💖💓
If only I could have half her personality 😄 Would you believe me if I told you all four of these faces were done in 4 seconds 😂Unbelievably obsessed with our Lemmonade 🍋
I vote we ban the saying “ I do it myself!” From the human language. I think we would all get an extra 2 hrs out of our day if that phrase was gone. Any other toddler moms agree? 🙋🏽♀️😆
#Repost @vyberimenya • • • • • Завтра малышей выписывают и они едут в приют💔 Мы очень надеемся, что белого заберут, к нему завтра сразу в клинику приедут знакомится. Но только к нему😭 Если вам приглянулись малыши из #домашний_5снежинок приезжайте завтра знакомится в клинику, помогите избежать им приюта🙏 Звоните +7 (910) 013-99-78, 8 (916) 383-38-44 Апрелевка, МО. Очень просим репосты🙏😘 #puppyforadoption #щенокбесплатно #puppylove🐶 #возьминепокупай #ВозьмиСобакуизПриюта #adoptdontbuy #adoptpuppy #adoptsavealife #adoptdog #hondteradoptie #lechien #adoptee #моданадворяг #petfancy
Okay I promise this will be the last #Vday outfit post. I am just so proud of our achievements! I mean, look at that coat! It makes me want to start making more street wear. I would love to feel fly like this everyday. When you look good you feel good. I felt great this day! It feels amazing to wear something you designed specifically for you. Not one outfit I wear can be worn by someone else, my clothes are custom to me. That's the feeling I strive to create with every client of mine, the feeling of exclusivity for you in every piece we do for you!
Have you seen Twinsters on Netflix? What other adoptee films come to mind? • Although this story feels very one in a million, the balance of light and heavy conversations, and representation of two different emotional journeys side-by-side is so refreshing! Check it out if you haven’t already 🥰 p.s. special shoutouts to those who used to watch KevJumba and remember his video with Sam Futerman, one of the twins in this doc! • #adoptee #adopteevoices #adopteestrong #adopteestories #adoptionjourney #adoptionawareness #twinsters
We would love for you to join us for this two day event put on by Show Hope and the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development! Experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. Offering two locations: South Bend and Goshen, IN. Contact us to sign up!
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🦄🖤 👋 Hi Everyone! Periodically I pop in to say hi, introduce myself to the new followers and offer some personal details to those that have been with me a while but may have missed them in the past...and lately the Universe has been very loud about me sharing more of my personal story...tho for those of you who have known me a long time may be like 'Good Lord, isn't that all you do?!' 🤣 I'm a healer, teacher, mom, step-mom, wife, small business owner, intuitive, psychic, tarot reader, High Priestess of Atlantis, witch, and channel for Guinevere and Mary Magdalene. I have 3 autoimmune issues; Celiac, a thyroidectomy after having 9 benign goiters grow on it over 18 years + hyperthyroidism, and IBS <-- tho this one after writing my 41 days food Reset and cracking my food code 7 years ago is non-existent existent/healed . I'm 40, I've had a career in fitness, movement, and wellness for 18 years and a specific relationship to dance and pilates & yoga for 22 years. I graduated from an all women's college, I'm a feminist, humanist, and global citizen who warriors for peace, equality, and inclusion in big and small ways . I'm married to the love of all my reincarnations - he is my personal - my twin flame. I'm adopted I met my bio parents on my 30's My adoptive mother was highly abusive My adoptive father was indicted by the federal government when I was 8 & went to federal prison when I was 13. I love & thank them both - they have both transitioned from this incarnation. My oldest son had 2 brain surgeries by the time he was 4 mos old (he's healthy & amazing btw) . My main heroes are Louise Hay and Audre Lorde . I believe that all true change in the collective comes from the personal evolution of the individual . Personal healing is an act of radical feminism and changes the course of the future collective . My path is to assist the journey of your soul's highest & greatest expansion in this lifetime via: movement, fuel, self care, and spiritual ritual in simple, connected ways: pilates, yoga, fuel, hydration, meditation, tarot, moon cycles, astrology and a whooooole lotta epsom salt baths 🛀 . Want to ask me a question? What else do you want to know?
I am building a vault of free content- putting all of my resources in one place. It’s a bit overwhelming since I am also creating live in-person events to facilitate our stories & finishing my book before it goes to the publisher soon (eeek!). . So, I have this survey 🙄 It’s gonna take a bit of time to get through if you are willing. There will be a monthly drawing for amazon gift cards among other prizes for those who help me out with this survey. . I serve a few different audiences. Adoptees, Birthmoms, Grief, post traumatic church syndrome, introverts, entrepreneurs curious about the power of story, etc. . Take the “Because You’re Awesome” survey - see my profile bio to find it. . What are you doing this weekend? (As you can see, I’m working!) 🏁
I had a mentor in high school who told me after I graduated: “Tell your story. Speak your truth.” I am finally gaining the vocabulary to tell that story - and through the telling, comes power and through that power comes healing. This space is my small effort to mold my agony, confusion, loss and loneliness attached to my adoption story into something I’m proud of, into something that can support other transracial adoptees seeking the means to begin their healing journey and speak their truth, into something that can prepare adoptive parents for the road of wreckage and wonder they have before them. Thanks so very much for listening. #adoptee #transracialadoption #blackhistorymonth #mayaangelou
Thank you LA and @overcomingodds for an inspiring morning! Thank you for inviting me to speak.🙌🏾 I'm continually impacted, on deep and personal levels, by the stories of resilience within this community of adoptees. @tiffonyj_thefreedomwriter It was SO good to give you a squeeze!!
❤️❤️❤️ ・・・ #fostertoadopt #thisisfostercare #adoption #fostercare #adoptionjourney #fosterlove #fosterhome #fosterparents #fosterchild #fosterchild #fosterdaughter #fosterbaby #foster #fostermom #fosterdad #fostermama #fosterfamily #family #lovemakesafamily #blessed #greatful #orphansbelonginfamilies #thisislove #love #adoptee #adoptionadvocate #adoptioncommunity #adoptionislove
So grateful to spend an afternoon with Glenn Morey to screen and discuss his Side x Side Documentary: Out Of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World. Thank you to all of our panelists and parents who attended to learn more and to @svasocdoc #adoptee #adoption #adoptiveparent #adoptionevents #adopteeevents #adoptionfilm #adopteefilm #documentary #documentaries #documentaryfilm #documentaryfilmmaking #korea #korean #koreanadoption #koreanadoptee
Swipe ➡️ for review. Beyond grateful for the amount of press ‘Second Time’ has been receiving this past month alone since I released it on the 1st of this month! With it being my first official release in six years, I wasn’t sure how my new music, style, message and direction would be received — but the reviews (and personal responses, more importantly) have only confirmed I’m on the right path. Huge thank you to The Indie Source for this incredibly kind, sincere, and beautifully written review — this made my day!!!☺️🙏🏼♥️ . . #thankyou #secondtime #musicreview #fereraswan #newrelease #newmusic #indiemusic #musicheals #artistsforchange #artistsforawareness #adoptee #adopteevoices #adoption #adoptionstory #reunionstory #universalstory #mentalhealth #emotionalintelligence #truthheals #justlisten #empathy #compassion #singersongwriter #composer #recordingartist
Woo Hoo! Today's my birthday! 🎂✨🙌🏾⠀ I'm spending the day with those close to me, some good food, and a lovely funfetti cake. ⠀ ⠀ As I celebrate, I'm going to try my best to make sure to acknowledge and allow any sad feelings that come. For adoptees, birthdays represent a time of both great joy and of great sadness. It's a day that often reminds us of our separation from our biological parents. I always wondered why I felt so empty inside on some of my birthdays. After doing a lot of adoption reading this year, I'm finally understanding. ⠀ ⠀ Adoptive parents, don't worry if your adoptive child doesn't seem as enthralled with their special day as you might have hoped. It's a complicated day for us. ⠀ ⠀ #Theadopteereads #adoptee #adoption #adoptionbooks #blasian #adoptionrights #adoptionadvocate #transracialadoptee #multiethnicadoptee #biracial #hapa #blasian #blasianadoptee #biracialblogger #transracial #birthday #bloggerbirthday #transracialadopteebirthday #Febbirthday #februarybirthday #pisces
Repost from @travisandkirstynhopingtoadopt - So happy with our beautiful family books! This is what mamas look at when they make the difficult decision of which family to choose for their very loved child(ren). It was very important to us that our book reflected who we really are and we are so happy with how it turned out! Are you or someone you know considering an adoption plan? Check out our family book (link in profile), and contact us anytime at 503-495-4937 ❤️
♥️ . . #truelove #compassion #innerpeace #acceptance #energy #highervibration #higherself #reflection #souljourney #growth #healing #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #trauma #grief #loss #awareness #mentalhealth #emotionalintelligence #artistsforchange #singersongwriter #composer #newmusic #fereraswan
when you’re adopted, you don’t see the chaos growing up, because you’re living it. It eventually shows itself, after you realize how different you truly are from everyone else. You start to wonder if it’s really you, that’s the problem. How could you not be, you were never wanted. Then things happen for you, the way you want them to, and it feels great, but there’s a level of sadness you keep because you’re only beginning to live how you’ve always imagined, from seeing it with others. Then it all makes sense, you were always made to be seen, heard, and be happy! #adoptee #adopted #adoption #whatbeingadoptedislike #adultadoptee #whoiwas #whoiam #iamadopted #dearadoption #trauma #grief #searchingformybiologicalfamily #myadoptedexperience #theothersideofgoodadoptions
There's so much power in finishing something big with someone else!! Today, Marty and I finish a 6-week workout program together. This is our fourth program in the past year that we've done together from start to finish. .. I'm not sure I would have gotten through it without his encouragement. I was very discouraged in the beginning because of my broken toe. It would have been easy to just say "forget it, it's pointless." But with his support and the support of my "Virtual Gym" group, I stuck with it, modified where needed and made the most out of it. .. I'm super proud of us and all of the others out there making their health and fitness a priority!! .. Drop your sweaty selfies below if you got a workout in today! And drop me a message if you want to talk about getting started on your health and fitness journey!
Palm Leaves and Pop Machines. At that time I was about ten and we had stopped on the way to the far south at some hotel and so I peaked outside the balcony and there was an insane party going on. Being young I had never seen anything quite like what I saw because it wasn’t just a matter of music and many people in pools and regular craziness. No, there were people jumping off the other balconies into the water, others dancing on some kind of large shed or smaller rooftops, and the noises of laughter and yelling and singing and talking. It was a wild dream that wasn’t a dream and in the morning hours when the sun kissed the world there and the light married stucco walls, palm leaves and pop machines, there was this deep nondual source succulent serene sensual sacrosanct satisfying soulful silence that could be felt and tasted and I just stared out again at the all and nothing of it wondering like a stranger what the world and all it’s people and their ways really were.
One of my @Amazon reviews. If you have not checked out my debut memoir #odetobermudagrass check out my website at www.dragongoldllc.com/books I have included the amazon link in bio. Available on amazon and @thebookpatch Make sure you grab your copy today! If you have already bought my book, thank you. Please leave a review on amazon or @goodreads
It has been one heck of a winter! Between snow, family sickness, and the general busy-schedule of family life the last few months have flown by. I’ve been reading a lot of posts, blogs, and comments from all sides of the triad and soaking up the unique perspectives and differences in views and experiences. More to come on this soon, but I’ve really grown to appreciate my experiences with adoption. Also, this is my 3-day a week morning commute! How beautiful is this? #birthmother #adoptee #adopted #adoption #birthmamasupport
I spent my entire life being told to be grateful for being alive, for having been “saved”, for having the opportunities I’VE WORKED hard for, for every single thing I’ve worked hard to HAVE, because when you’re adopted, you’ve got being grateful looming over your head, ALWAYS being reminded that you owe this to everyone else! // No one tells you, that the choices YOU make for yourself, the decision to be GOOD, the satisfaction you work for, is YOUR doing, and it’s just yours. Not because you’re indebted to anyone, not for anyone else-just for you. So what if I’m done being grateful for the life I’ve had to live before I started standing up for me, for what I believe in, for keeping up with the person I’ve always known I was?! What if I no longer am thankful, for the struggles and pain I’ve HAD to encounter as a child, or the wrongs I’ve had done to me, because in the end, I chose to be alive. I chose to be here. FOR ME! For those I actually LOVE. I no longer feel like being here, being alive, is because of my adoptive family. // I am filled with anger, NOT gratefulness for having to dedicate so many years being the person I had to be for them, because of them, to please them, to make them happy, to feel whole, to feel wanted, to feel like I belonged. In the end, I only ever had just me, to count on. So here’s a massive 🤬, to being the grateful child. I’m done letting you take the credit for being the person I have always been, that’s always been rooted within me. The blood and DNA, that runs through me from my biological family, outshines all the shame and guilt you’ve rooted within me from the day you decided, I was going to be your good deed for the rest of your lives. You don’t get to use me as YOUR TICKET TO HEAVEN, anymore! #adoptee #adopted #adoption #grateful #ungrateful #indebted #shame #guilt #whatbeingadoptedislike #trauma #grief #iamadopted #adultadoptee #preverbialtrauma #takingbackmylife #nothankstoyou #searchingformyroots #searchingformybirthmother #searchingformybiologicafather #searchingformybiologicalfamily #yourenotmyfamily #iownme #iownmylife
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So sad that I could not be there with them this year. As it stands for now, my next visit will be 2020, around next Chinese New Year with a few friends. If nothing impulsive occurs. And this time I will NOT miss the lantern festival! Miss them all so much. 🌷🌹❤️🇹🇼 #adoption #taiwanadoption #adoptee #taiwanadoptee #adoptionreunion #birthfamily #paiwan #taiwan