KAAN 2015: Intersections of Race, Identity, and Adoption

As the media buzz kicked off by #RachelDolezal swells around “new” conversations of race, identity, and misappropriation, a national adoptive community organization prepares for its seventeenth annual conference on these same topics. Leaders from across the country will converge in St. Louis, MO from June 26-28, 2015 at an event hosted by KAAN (the Korean … More KAAN 2015: Intersections of Race, Identity, and Adoption

What Transracial Adoptees Share: A Conversation with Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, Ph.D.

by Mark Hagland Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, Ph.D., was abandoned in northern India in the 1970’s, and adopted at the age of two-and-a-half years. She grew up in Aitkin, a small town in Minnesota located more than two hours north of Minneapolis-St. Paul. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree at Bethel College and her Master’s degree at … More What Transracial Adoptees Share: A Conversation with Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, Ph.D.

Six Things Your Adopted Child Might Be Thinking, But Will Never Tell You

This community roundtable is brought to you by Mark Hagland, Margie Perscheid, and Terra Trevor. What kinds of issues around adoptee racial and cultural identity, racism, multiracial family dynamics, cultural interactions and complexities, are swimming around in your child’s head? Mark Hagland, Margie Perscheid and Terra Trevor talk honestly about six emotionally charged adoption topics, … More Six Things Your Adopted Child Might Be Thinking, But Will Never Tell You