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The Struggle to Build a Family

LGBTQ+ content is made possible by Ellie Krug For couples who are marginalized in society, starting a family through the adoption

  • 12/23/2019

Orphans of Skynet

A Korean Adoptee Meditates on the Science Fiction Poetics of Creation and Sacrifice According to my paper birthdate, May 12,

  • 12/23/2019

Of daughters, mothers, distance and healing

Kelly Fern will never forget her first night in the United States after being adopted from South Korea at age

  • 05/01/2013

Out in rural Minnesota: Jessi Tebben and Ashley Schuman build family-despite challenges

Both Jessi Tebben and Ashley Schuman try to keep open hearts and minds as social and human services workers, and

  • 10/01/2012

We’re from HERE

“Despite assimilating culturally, however, our Korean features were often markers of our ‘otherness.’ Judged by outward physical markers, we must justify and explain our presence in Minnesota, answering the often-asked question, ‘So, where are you from?’ HERE answers that question. “

  • 11/02/2010

Family found

Jackie Maher and Katie DeCosse, birthmother and daughter, reunite after 50 years Katie DeCosse is celebrating Mother’s Day twice-first with

  • 05/02/2010

Feminist lens on adoption

“Adoption is defined by American ethnocentrism. What ‘we’ do is right. We have the solution for everything. We can take better care of these children than you can.”

  • 01/02/2009

‘Our hip, cool nun’

It would be 57 years before Sister Justina found out her birth name and learned why her mother abandoned her in a basket outside an orphanage.

  • 10/02/2008

Incidentally Single, Intentionally Mothers

Women are increasingly choosing to become parents without partners. Who are they, why are they choosing single motherhood, and what do they have to say about it?

  • 08/02/2008

Secret mothers

Pregnant and unwed pre-Roe v. Wade, many were forced to hide their pregnancies and surrender their babies

  • 07/02/2007