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Can you hear me?

I would stand by the assertion that transracially adopted and fostered individuals are some of the most deeply misunderstood communities of people.


However, I remember one of the most profound experiences of understanding I have ever felt. I was sitting alone in the computer lab of my undergraduate university in a shabby wooden chair with sunken maroon cushions.



One of the most precious things you can give your adopted child is the gift of being seen, heard, and understood.

I stumbled upon an article, “Being Raised by White People: Navigating Racial Difference Among Multiracial Adults” by Gina Miranda Samuels. I've put the link below.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1741-3737.2008.00581.x


The article was filled with quotes from in-depth interviews with several transracially adopted multiracials and WOW. I could cry thinking about that moment now. I read each one—every line—quote after quote. It was me. I could have wrote entirely by myself. They ALL were me. I didn’t feel so misunderstood after all.

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