Category Archives: Adoption

Asian Cultural Mentoring Program – Bamboo Sprouts

We are excited to announce the 2016-2017 Bamboo Sprouts Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Bamboo Sprouts is a monthly cultural mentoring program for transracial Asian adoptees in which medical students host hands-on activities with young adoptees through two-hour sessions held … Continue reading

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An Adoption Family Secret

Adoption affects families in different ways and sometimes it is unexpected. It is only as an adoptive parent that I am thinking about how adoption has been in my family for decades. It is not something I thought about much … Continue reading

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A Japanese Folktale – Anime Momotaro

I first read the Washington Post headline of their review for Anime Momotaro and decided immediately I wanted to see this play at Imagination Stage.  Then I read the whole review and was sure I had to see it.  It … Continue reading

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Graveyards, Halloween and Adoption

November is National Adoption Month.  Halloween just passed,  and graveyards are always associated with Halloween.  So how are these three things related? In our family, there is a direct link between graveyards and adoption.  We don’t have any information on … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Mother’s Day

I had lots of time to reflect about mothers on Mother’s Day this year.  I spent a good deal of the day painting redwood stain onto a fort/ swingset which we bought used from craigslist.  Because this was a playset … Continue reading

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Oh you beautiful doll!

Greetings, My Asian Kid-DC followers! I’m a friend of cilla’s (this blog’s owner), and mom to Owen Loc, 4, who came home from Vietnam in August 2008. I used to blog at Loc, Stock, and Barrel — and one day … Continue reading

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Finding or Creating Your Adoption Family Group

I am writing this in response to the mention that MyAsianKidDC got from Jessica McFadden in her blog AParentInSilverSpring and her column, Mom of A Million Mistakes in the blog Wheaton Patch. Jessica gave a link to MyAsianKidDC, but not … Continue reading

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