Identifying as an adoptee and an immigrant

Adoptees face a unique struggle to understand who they are. In the current political climate, one adoptee reevaluates what it means to be an immigrant.
May 31, 2017
Children play at a school financed by U.S. pop star Madonna south of Malawi's capital Lilongwe. Madonna is seeking to adopt a second child from the southern African country. (Photo by REUTERS / Antony Njuguna)

International adoption immigration laws can lead to citizenship surprises

Because of holes in U.S. immigration laws, thousands of international adoptees might be surprised to discover they aren't citizens.
Jun 21, 2016
international adoption Ethiopia

The trouble with international adoption

New restrictions on international adoption have led to a huge drop in placements with American families. But have protections missed the mark?
Dec 21, 2015
At the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, water activists Jenneh Corkern, left, 17, and Grace Clipson, 15. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times)

Liberian-born teen takes on global water access

Jenneh Corkern, who grew up in a Liberian orphanage without clean water, has inspired other Seattleites to fundriase for global water access.
Apr 24, 2015
Rebecca Peacock in Seattle with her daughter Trisha. Both mother and daughter were adopted from India. (Courtesy Photo)

Finding my daughter, and my roots, in India

I was always torn about searching for my birth mother in India. Instead I went there to become a mother myself.
Apr 22, 2015