My name is Christina, and I am a Korean adoptee. I was adopted by my family when I was two years old. I grew up in a small town in Minnesota with my parents, my older sister, and my younger brother.
My husband and I live in Minnesota with our two sons who bring immense joy and laughter to our lives, and routinely remind us that, as parents, we don’t really know what we are doing half the time, but we are loving the process of learning as we go!
I am not a social worker, but I have been working in the child welfare world for 11 years. I have served as a volunteer sexual violence crisis counselor for 12 years, and previously volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem. I am not an expert in anything, but I would definitely say I know a thing or two about being an adoptee!
I like to think of myself as kindhearted, loving, passionate, caring, deeply flawed, fierce, and genuine. I love with every fiber of my being. I can be incredibly sarcastic and silly at times. My sons are my everything.
I am a pretty introverted and quiet person, but I have always loved writing, and have always best been able to express myself on paper. “Diary of a Not-So-Angry Asian Adoptee” is a place where I share openly about my journey as an adoptee, a mom, a child welfare professional, and an advocate—along with the issues that I am passionate about and inspire me to write.
In addition to my blog, I am a regular contributor for The Huffington Post. My writing has been featured on BlogHer and The Good Men Project, and I am also one of the contributing authors for the anthology, “It’s Not About You: Understanding Adoptee Search, Reunion, and Open Adoption”.
Thank you so much for joining me on my journey!