An adoptee reflects after Ethiopia bans international adoptions

Ethiopia banned foreign adoptions this year, amid concerns about oversight. One woman considers how being adopted by a family in the U.S. changed her life.
Mar 13, 2018

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
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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

City of Seattle to add paid leave for new parents

Tonight at 6pm, the Seattle City Council invites the public to an informational meeting and open discussion at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute on gender pay equity.
Dec 2, 2014
Laura Wachs with her brother.Laura Wachs with her brother.

Local poet elevates the voices of Korean adoption

“I am a walking anomaly trying to find out what makes me ignite”. My name is Laura Wachs. I’m a spoken word poet from Seattle. I was adopted from Seoul, South Korea when I was six months old. This June I will be taking my first trip back to Korea. Returning is something I’ve always […]
Apr 15, 2014

Northwest parents fostering a refuge from global conflict

Taking in a teenager from a conflict zone halfway around the world might not be for everyone. But some globally-oriented Northwest families are opening their minds, and homes, to a different kind of foster care.
Jan 17, 2014

Guatemalan voluntourism adventure uncovers strong ties back to the Eastside

Karen Story went to Guatemala to find out more about her adopted niece and nephew’s background. What she found was a cadre of NGO’s with Seattle roots fighting poverty.
May 29, 2013