Adoptee Soul Dread

By: Becca Dragon **That feeling when you are sitting in your third grade class, and you overhear a group of kids talking about someone’s birthday party, knowing you didn’t get an invitation: wondering what is so wrong with you that you don’t seem to be as accepted as the more socially fluent around you…. **That … Continue reading Adoptee Soul Dread

I Finally Know Who I Am

by: Bree aka NoRang You STOLE me from my motherland. You never asked if I was okay with leaving my place of birth, my home. Kidnapping me away from everyone that looked like me, my culture. I was placed into your family. A family who knew nothing about my my Korean culture or heritage. Hell … Continue reading I Finally Know Who I Am

How Will You Change Your Mind About Adoption

by: Liz DeBetta I teach writing at a university in Utah, which is a very white, conservative, pro-adoption state. Just this week my students gave presentations in class called “Book Talks” based on a memoir/non-fiction book of their choice. I had given them a list of options at the beginning of the semester and each … Continue reading How Will You Change Your Mind About Adoption

The BITE Model, Part Two: Information Control

In part one (read part one first), we examined the “B” of the BITE model: Behavior Control.  In this second part we move on to the I: Information Control.  As a refresher, let’s establish what the BITE Model is, and also present our caveats. The BITE Model was developed by Steven Hassan of the Freedom … Continue reading The BITE Model, Part Two: Information Control

The BITE Model Applied to the Adoption Industry and Mainstream Adoption Narrative

Part One: Introduction and Behavior Control By: Becca Dragon This is going to be a four part series, examining the BITE model by Steven Hassan as it relates to our mainstream adoption narrative and industry in the United States.  What is the BITE model?  According to the Freedom of Mind Resource Center, “Many people think … Continue reading The BITE Model Applied to the Adoption Industry and Mainstream Adoption Narrative

I Am Not “Supposed” to Be Here

Even with some personal spiritual/religious beliefs, I feel fairly certain that I am not supposed to be here. The Creation of Me was a moral failing according most religious and societal tenets. Born to teenaged parents (married, but teens nonetheless), I was a mistake that needed a more "stable" older couple to redeem. One man's … Continue reading I Am Not “Supposed” to Be Here