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Episode 19 · 1 week ago

Interview: Molly C.

In this interview episode, Alia is joined by Molly C., a Chinese adoptee. Molly is currently attending medical school in Canada, and she shares her experience applying and getting into med school, and how adoption played a role in her application. Together, the two of them also discuss growing up with stereotypes and surviving Chinese school! Molly also has a YouTube channel for future med school applications: The Med Trek (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1oVma7TAvY4h68Kp749rnA)

We've added music!

Intro: Lights by Sappheiros (https://soundcloud.com/sappheirosmusic) Outro: herbal tea by Artificial.Music (https://soundcloud.com/artificial-music)

Episode 18 · 3 weeks ago

Interview: Josh H.

In this interview episode, Aimee is joined by Josh H, a Vietnamese adoptee. Josh is currently an admin for the SAAT Facebook page, and also works with the Asian Adoptee Chinese Language Table. Together, the two talk about Josh's experiences while living in Asia, being a SAAT admin and more!

We've added music!

Intro: Lights by Sappheiros (https://soundcloud.com/sappheirosmusic) Outro: herbal tea by Artificial.Music (https://soundcloud.com/artificial-music)

Episode 17 · 1 month ago

Growing Up White: Filipino Edition ft. Allie and Arlynn

In this episode, we discuss growing up in white communities and the impact our childhood experiences had and continue to have on us. We are joined by Filipina adoptees, Allie Moreno and Arlynn Dunn, both of whom have been able to reconnect with their birth families. They share their experience as well as advice for those who are considering or in the process of searching for birthparents.

We've added music! Intro: Lights by Sappheiros (https://soundcloud.com/sappheirosmusic) Outro: herbal tea by Artificial.Music (https://soundcloud.com/artificial-music)

Episode 16 · 1 month ago

Interview: Rachel Forbes

In this interview episode, Alia speaks with Korean Adoptee, Rachel Forbes. Together they discuss helpful resources and go in depth about Rachel's journey with connecting to her adoption and the adoptee community. They explore the emotions related to adoption and accepting the different feelings and parts of yourself. Rachel also talks about how her experience with motherhood has been as well as her experience reaching out to her birth mother.

RESOURCES:
Jessenia Palmer "I Am Adopted"
KAAN Korean American Adoptee Network
I Am Adoptee
Gide Foundation - Moses Farrow
Internal Family Systems (IFS) by Richard Schwartz (website: https://ifs-institute.com/)

Facebook Groups:
KAD Wellness Professionals
For the Love of South Korea
Surviving Adoption Group
Subtle Asian Adoptee Traits
CT Korean Adoptees
Books:
The Primal Wound by Nancy Verrier

We've added music!

Intro: Lights by Sappheiros (https://soundcloud.com/sappheirosmusic) Outro: herbal tea by Artificial.Music (https://soundcloud.com/artificial-music)