Deported, Not Forgotten
Four deported adoptees speak. All legally adopted by US citizens, they have been deported back to Ethiopia, Jamaica, Korea, and Morocco after growing up as Americans. Hear their stories about being forced to leave the place they proudly pledged allegiance, and sent back to countries where they didn't know anyone, speak the language, or understand the culture. They left behind jobs, friends, homes, and in some cases spouses and children. These are profiles in strength and survival, along with heartbreak and frustration.
* Anissa Druesedow: adopted in 1976, deported back to Jamaica 30 years later, leaving behind her daughter.
* Joe Nugent: adopted in 1972, deported back to Morocco 49 years later.
* Mike Davis: adopted in 1976, deported back to Ethiopia 29 years later, leaving behind his wife to whom he is still married and 4 children.
* Monte Haines: adopted in 1978, deported back to Korea 31 years later.
Who: Open to the Public
When: Tuesday November 16, 2021, 6 pm ET
Pre-registration is required here: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSfdEq7.../viewform
Zoom link will be sent out the day before the event.
Be on the lookout for video interviews of each participant diving deeper into their stories.
This conversation will be facilitated by Amanda Baden. Amanda Baden received her doctorate in counseling psychology from Michigan State University and she is currently a Professor in the Counseling Program at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. Dr. Baden was adopted from Hong Kong and raised in a transracially adoptive family. Her experiences both personally and professionally have led her to focus her research and clinical practice on adoption triad members and related issues.