Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Adoption Video

I have been following a few different adoption related groups and pages on FB.  I saw this earlier today and can't help but share it.  It's from a perspective of a Korean adoptee, but any adoptee can probably relate to it, whether international adoption, multi-racial adoption or domestic adoption.

What is your reaction to this video?

Rachel Rostad from Voice Media Group on Vimeo.


  1. What a beautiful video - I'm just sorry that that young woman's grandmother makes her feel less than a full member of the family. I think that is a sign of another generation where "blood" ties were of the utmost importance, but we now know that family is the people we LOVE, regardless of where they come from and how they entered our lives.

  2. I cried...

    So sad that there are people like this girls Grandma who believe that adoption makes the child any less than family.

    It reminds me of something one of my cousins said to his mom when they were discussing something about adoption being a way for people to add children to a family, like one of our cousins. "Cousin's adopted?!?!" He was 10 or 12 at the time... and our other Cousin is adopted from South Korea. I was at the airport when she came home... I'm glad to come from a family where it doesn't really matter to us if someone looks different; we're family.

    I was actually a bit worried about how the in laws would view our adoption. They don't have adoption in their family... (we have several adopted members) but they seem very excited! :)

  3. A very powerful video. Sad, but true. I thought the young woman did a great job getting the message across. I got emotional when she talked about her mom's trimesters (starting with the phone call). So touching. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi from ICLW. My parents adopted.

  5. Hello, Stopping by from ICLW, It is a powerful message, not just about adoption but about racism. I think it is unfortunate that her grandmother couldn't feel the love of a family because she was too busy looking at the outside. I wish you luck with your journey.

  6. Wow--I somehow missed this post when you first posted it.

    I teared up when she described the trimesters.

    Maybe adopted children, through the ignorance they encounter, sometimes develop extra closeness with their parents.