Chinese adoptees, adoptive parents, and families formed through adoption from China
EMPOWERadoptees to explore their unique identities, race, and Chinese heritage;
families to understand and support them
Enable adoptees to navigate the evolving intersection of their Chinese, American, adoptee, and other personal identities.
Help adoptive parents and supporters to understand the unique identity of Chinese adoptees.
Offer adoptees opportunities to learn more about Chinese culture, food, language and history.
Help adoptees and adoptive families to learn about and connect with Chinese American communities.
Facilitate adoptees’ engagement with broader dialogues about race, heritage, identity, etc.
about adoptee experiences, adoption issues, and parenting adoptees
Provide lessons, workshops and experiences with Chinese culture, food, dance, language and history.
Educate about adoption issues and experiences through discussions of films, books, and online presentations.
Bring the wisdom of adoptee voices to bear on adoption education through adoptee panels.
Facilitate discussions between adoptees and adoptive parents to promote empathy and understanding.
Bring professional speakers to help educate on adoption-related issues, such as roots tracing and DNA tests, the adoption experience and identity issues, Asian American and Chinese history.
Support and share adoption research, including studies of transracial adoption practices and outcomes, identity development, health and well-being and more.
for adoptees and adoption communities
Raise awareness about adoptee issues that call for support and action, such as citizenship.
Connect with broader adoption communities and organizations to work together on adoption-related policies.
Raise awareness about and advocate for particular issues of concern among Chinese adoptees, such as racial discrimination.