Growing Up As An Adopted Chinese Girl (Odyssey Online)

Growing Up As An Adopted Chinese Girl (Odyssey Online)

The form reads, “Please indicate your ethnicity (check all that apply),” and my stomach does a little flip, tumble, and drop. I’ve never understood why these forms ask such complicated questions and assume such a simplified answer. Sometimes they grace me with an “Other _____” option, but two inches of black line isn’t going to save me from the inevitable question: Which box do I check? How do I identify?

Excerpt taken from:

The Truth About Growing Up As An Adopted Chinese Girl In White, American Culture

Walking the in-between.

Kay Garlick-Ott

Getting to Know Each-other – Part Three

Getting to Know Each-other – Part Three

It was a bittersweet moment to wish Vylett goodbye. To make it the most, Journeys hosted a going away party for her at our office. We were more than surprised at the outcome of people who showed up in support of Vylett and baby Evelynn. Evelynn’s Birth parents created an adoption plan for her last summer and Evelynn was born in the fall of 2015. It only felt right to wish Vylett all the best in her future endeavors, by hosting a gathering to show her how proud we all are of her. Not only did Evelynn’s Adoptive parents attend the party, but many of Vylett’s new friends, family of friends, and acquaintances showed up to wish her all the best.

Here are some captured moments from that night! Stay tuned for more.

Girls Day!

Girls Day!

Brynn’s first time meeting her two sisters and seeing her Birthmother, Tondalenia, since she was born. Brynn was adopted in the summer of 2015 and has already had the pleasure of seeing her siblings and Birthparents on multiple occasions. Our team at Journeys loves seeing these smiling faces and this relationship grow between families.

Welcome Home Daisie Elizabeth

Welcome Home Daisie Elizabeth

Journeys of the Heart Adoption is pleased to announce the birth and adoption of Daisie Elizabeth, who was adopted through Journeys Domestic Program. Daisie was born January 27th and was welcomed by her Adoptive Parents, Dan and Maura, her Birth parents, and many members of her Birth parents family. Dan and Maura are residents of Washington and used their ICPC stay as time to bond and get to know Daisie’s Birth family. It was more than magical to have been a part of this adoption journey and watch the relationship grow between the Adoptive parents and Birth parents. Stay tuned for more beautiful photos from this placement.

Congratulations Dan and Maura!

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