Like many others, I do not celebrate Columbus Day. I am proud to live in a city that has also recognized the importance of honoring the indigenous peoples in the state through re-claiming this day. If you live in Minnesota, join the community celebration today! For more about the celebration, click here and here (for their facebook […]
Join me September 21, 2014 for a post-show discussion after Eric Sharp’s Middle Brother performance. From Mu Performing Arts The plan was so simple. 1.) Eat Korean food. 2.) Drink Korean beer. 3.) Live and work in the homeland for the first time in 22 years. But only days away from moving back to […]
I wanted to share the first official written article related to my dissertation study for the National Resource Center Adoption (NRCFA) publication, The Roundtable. My article is on page 12, titled Internationally Adopted Children with Disabilities in Out-of-Home Care: Emerging Research on Adoptive Parent Perspectives. You can download the article here.
After what felt like a steady stream of non-stop polar-vortexes unleashing a record-breaking winter upon my state, I am almost giddy with the melting snow and warmer weather, even if we still receive a day here or there with some snow. At least whatever snow or wind-chill we get now is quickly gone. In springing-ahead […]
In December, a friend and colleague of mine retired. Before she left our center, however, she gifted each of us with a lovely homemade present. In a little tin, nestled amongst multi-colored pebbles, was a metal circle etched with a word specially chosen for each of us. My friend picked out a word that she […]
Happy New Years to everyone! Here in the upper Midwest we are experiencing the Coldpocalypse. -21 degrees as I type, with -40 windchills throughout much of my state. I am feeling incredibly fortunate to have a warm house with heat, food in my fridge and an employer who told me to work from home today. […]
My lack of blogging has nothing to do with having little to write about, rather too much to write about! As an avid social media user, I find terrific, challenging, mind-blowing, thought-provoking articles written by people so much smarter than me every day, and if I had all the time in the world, after spending […]
August 3, 2013 – Transracial Adoptees: Commonalities Across Countries 10:30 – 11:45 am, 2013 KAAN Conference, Grand Rapids, MI As the authors of the book “Parenting as Adoptees” have shown, adult transracial international adoptees from different countries have a huge amount in common. Adoptees from South Korea, Vietnam, India, and Colombia, all of whom were part of “Parenting […]
April 7, 2013 – Coffee and Conversation with Families with Children from Asia – Midwest 2:00-3:30 pm. at Java Train – St. Paul Join me on Sunday, April 7th with Families With Children from Asia Midwest and Land of Gazillion Adoptees Coffee and Conversation series. I’ll be discussing the landscape of post-adoption needs and services for families. To register, click here.
The interview with MPR about the contested adoption case and the MN Supreme Court’s ruling is now available on the MPR site. It was a real honor to be asked to provide some context to the case and although I was very nervous, I hope that I was able to add some additional context and […]