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FCC Adoptee Narrative Talk: Reclaiming Birth Culture and Adoptee Identity

  • 02 Dec 2020
  • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom register for link


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Adoptee Narrative Talk: Reclaiming Birth Culture and Adoptee Identity

Welcome to another Adoptee Narrative Talk! FCC Capital Area is partnering with CCI (China's Children International) to host a talk about Reclaiming Birth Culture and Adoptee Identity. Our discussion will be on Wednesday, December 2 from 8pm-9pm EST, and we'll be talking about connecting to birth culture, adoptee culture, and identity! Hope you’ll be able to join us! 

  • This event is open to adoptees only, with a suggested age of 15+.
  • Registration will close 24 hours in advance. FCC will email you a Zoom link upon registration and at least one reminder email.

We’ll watch a short video clip, chat in a full-group discussion and then head into breakout rooms. Here are the questions we’ll be discussing! 

Full Group Questions: 

  • What religious, cultural, and/or ethnic spaces did you grow up in?
    1. Which are most important to you?
    2. Has this changed over time? 
    3. What other spaces did you grow up in that you consider having some kind of culture? 
  • What are some ways you connected with your birth culture?
    1. How do you feel about those connections?
    2. Is there anything else you would like to do to connect more with your birth culture?

Breakout Room Questions: 

  • How do you currently identify yourself? For example: Chinese American; American; Asian American; Asian; etc.? Why? 
  • How would you differentiate those cultures and identities?
  • Have you ever identified as your adoptive family's culture? For example, being adopted into a white family, identifying as white or as a "banana"/"twinkie"/"golden oreo"? 
  • What is the racial/ethnic makeup of the people you surround yourself the most with? How do they perceive your racial/ethnic identity? How do you want them to perceive you?
  • How has your ability to connect with your birth culture changed over time?
    1. Did your parents support cultural reclamation growing up? If so, how would you describe or define it? 
    2. Do you think Transracial Adoptees have their own "culture"? If so, how would you describe or define it? 

If you have any questions about this event, please e-mail emmarobertsvaurio@fccny.org.

We look forward to seeing you there!

FCC Greater New York
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Chinese adoptees and their families and friends.

PO Box 237065
Ansonia Station
New York, NY 10023 


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