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Adoptee Spotlight: Katie Triandos

Chengdu, China --> United States

On a dusty pink background, there are two large circles. In each circle is a photo of Katie. Larger photo shows Katie sitting with her arms wrapped under her knees. Smaller photo to the top right, Katie poses with her arm raised and water behind her. White cursive letters read “Katie Triandos,” with a blue underline. Blue hearts are at the top left.

My name is Katie, and I am an adoptee from Chengdu, China. Not much is known about my biological family, but the orphanage knew I was abandoned in front of a police station. As soon as I was brought to the orphanage, the goal was to find me my forever home.


At the age of 8 months, I was adopted by my mother and father in America. They legally changed my name from 侯琦羊 (Hóu qí yáng) to my forever name (Katie), and now I am super happy with my forever family.

"One thing that I am struggling with is finding people like me who understand the adoption trauma and loss."

One thing that I am struggling with is finding people like me who understand the adoption trauma and loss. I love my parents and family, but, deep down, I feel like I’m missing a part of me that can’t be fixed. I am trying DNA sites and social media to see if I can find someone from my biological family. Being a Chinese adoptee and looking to find a connection to China, I'm hoping to make friends with people currently in the same situation as me.

 

ID: On a dusty pink background, there are two large circles. In each circle is a photo of Katie. Larger photo shows Katie sitting with her arms wrapped under her knees. Smaller photo to the top right, Katie poses with her arm raised and water behind her. White cursive letters read “Katie Triandos,” with a blue underline. Blue hearts are at the top left.

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