Trigger Warning: Suicide My first tattoo saved my life on 2.1.21 I’ve always had a thing with the number 21. I spent a week after being discharged from a 57-day psychiatric hospitalization preparing to die on 2.1.21. I cleaned. I decluttered. I wrote notes to my people. I gathered supplies. I rehearsed my plan.Continue reading “Adoptee Remembrance Day – Sharing Sara’s Story”
Everyone has a role to play within Adoptee Remembrance Day. We’re hoping a wide variety of individuals will participate in our 2nd Annual Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th event. October 30th, 2021 is going to be a day like never before and we’re excited we have so many supporters who want to take partContinue reading “Promoting Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th”
Our first annual Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th was this past Friday, and it was a huge success. We’re exceptionally thankful for all those who participated in the day. This day wasn’t limited to the USA or a particular location. It was opened up to the entire world to participate, and they did justContinue reading “Thank You, From Our Hearts to Yours”
As I write, I’m already tearing up. That’s very like me, I am a crier and I naturally feel big feelings. I have struggled with depression and suicidal ideation on and off since I was ten. I made my first suicide plan when I was twelve. What’s bringing emotions to the surface for me nowContinue reading “Adoptees On on Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th”
I am 9 years old when the guilt sets in.When I learn that there’s no room for me to talk about my feelings.When I learn that no one will listen.When I learn that no one is there to hold space for me. I am 14 years old when I stand in the bathroom, stare inContinue reading “This Adoptee Life on Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th”
On Adoptee Remembrance Day 2020, we honor and remember adoptees who have lost their lives, experienced violence and abuse, and to those who are still struggling with mental health. Being an adoptee is a lifelong journey, one that is fraught with trauma, struggles, and resilience. To our community members, please know you are not alone.Continue reading “China’s Children International on Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th”
It’s hard to smile today when so many adoptee smiles have been washed away. If you know an adoptee, let me take you on a ride in an Adoptee’s mind. Please sit down and give me a few minutes of your time. Imagine being in your mother’s womb, where there is only room for twoContinue reading “Pamela Karanova on Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th”
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