My name is Christina, and I am a Korean adoptee. I was adopted by a wonderful family when I was two years old. My dad is Italian (I consider myself an Italian-at-heart!) and my mom is German. I have an older sister who was adopted from Korea as well (no blood relation), and a younger brother who is the biological son of my parents. I am a mother of two amazing children. I am a wife to a wonderful man who is of Mexican descent.
I am not a social worker, but I have been working in the adoption world for eight years. I served as a Guardian ad Litem for about a year and-a-half during my senior year of college and immediately following my graduation. I have also been a volunteer Sexual Violence Crisis Advocate for nine years. 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 and genuine. I love with every fiber of my being. I am ridiculously stubborn (don’t tell me I can’t do something!). I can be incredibly sarcastic and silly at times. My kids are my everything.
I am a pretty quiet person and I have always loved writing. I often struggle to find the right words to say when speaking, but the words tend to just flow when I am writing. This blog will be a place where I will post about being an adoptee and other issues that inspire me to write. I’ll post about things that hurt, things that make me smile, and everything in between. This adoptee has a voice, and she’s finally using it!
Thank you so much for joining me on my journey!