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Teen Adoption Story

The Hardest Part About Growing Up As A Transracial Adoptee

Anna Eldridge | Posted 06.01.2015 | Teen
Anna Eldridge

It's a lot harder to get older and no longer be seen as a member of my own family unless I have a neon sign above my head telling the public we're related.

The Hardest Part About Seeing My Sister's Sonogram

Anna Eldridge | Posted 03.14.2015 | Teen
Anna Eldridge

I was adopted from China as a healthy baby, and so the odds are pretty high that my gender led to me being orphaned. It makes me sad to think that in many parts of the world, a family's reaction to a daughter is, "Oh no! Not a girl!'"

5 Questions Adoptees Are Tired Of Being Asked

Mei Webb | Posted 03.07.2015 | Teen
Mei Webb

As an adopted teenager, I think there is a fine line between being curious and being nosey, especially when it comes to personal issues such as adoption.

The Decision My Mom Made That Changed My Life

Dawn Lugo | Posted 02.08.2015 | Teen
Dawn Lugo

Can you imagine ever making a decision that had to do with bringing a child to a loving home? Well, Millie and her 14-year-old daughter had to make a tough choice. Her judgment changed her life and all those around her.

Why I'm Grateful For My Parents -- All Four Of Them

Leo Sheng | Posted 01.21.2015 | Teen
Leo Sheng

While race is definitely an obvious component in our family, it is not, nor has it ever been the driving force behind our relationship towards one another. We don't love each other in spite of our differences; we love each other because of them.

How I Learned To Finally Embrace My Adoptee Identity

Alexandra Touloukian | Posted 01.10.2015 | Teen
Alexandra Touloukian

The experience of visiting my orphanage struck something within me, and I could no longer deny the reality of the two places in China that I had a connection to. For the first time in my life, I saw myself as I truly was: a Chinese adoptee.

My Adoption Story Was 'Love At First Sight'

Rachel Crow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Teen
Rachel Crow

My mom likes to tell me about the first time she met me. She walked into a room, took one look at me, and knew right away that I was her baby. It was love at first sight, and it gives me chills every time she tells the story.