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Why Adoptees are hesitant to share our stories

Responses from the adoptee community


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Why adoptees are hesitant to share our stories. Responses from the adoptee community.

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I was scared that people would think I wanted sympathy when I just wanted to be understood.

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I didn't want my experience as a Chinese American to be invalidated by my friends with Chinese families.

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I have experienced negative reactions and been told I'm not "truly Chinese," "not Asian enough" and have had my experiences ignored.

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I didn't want to be different from everyone else and stand out from the norm.


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