Unpacking the No: Helping Young People Explore the Idea of Adoption

From Adoptalk 2018, Issue 3; Adoptalk is a benefit of NACAC membership By Kim Stevens and Anna Libertin, NACAC Staff Pat O’Brien, founder of You Gotta Believe, has spent years working to convince audiences that our beliefs are the greatest barriers to lifelong families for every child and youth who enters care. Kim Stevens still remembers attending one of his… Read more

Categories: Featured, Older Youth Adoption, Supporting Youth

The Personal is Political: Racial Identity and Racial Justice in Transracial Adoption

From Adoptalk 2018, Issue 3; Adoptalk is a benefit of NACAC membership By JaeRan Kim, PhD © 2018 JaeRan Kim was born in South Korea in 1969 and adopted into a white family in Minnesota in 1971. Today, JaeRan works as an assistant professor at the University of Washington – Tacoma. Her research focuses on… Read more

Categories: Featured, Parenting, Transracial

Healing from Food Insecurity: Beyond the Stash

Please do not reprint or reuse without permission. Contact Mary Boo to request permission. Originally published in Adoptalk 2020: issue 2 (updated from a 2013 article). Adoptalk is a benefit of NACAC membership. The information in this article is educational and not meant to replace careful evaluation and treatment by medical, nutritional, or mental health… Read more

Categories: Featured, Food & Nutrition, Parenting

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