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Adoptees In The Wild: Andy Marra (uplifting and empowering story)



Andy is a Korean adoptee from Bethlehem, NY, who currently lives in New York City. She is a member of the LGBT community. Andy’s story became widespread after she blogged about her visit back to Korea for the first time and about her reunion with her birth mother and sister: huffingtonpost.com/andy-marra. Hear her talk about that experience, as well as her journey as a Korean adoptee.

~11 minute video @ link~wonderful story, well worth the click~
http://gazillionvoices.com/adoptees-in-the-wild-andy-marra/


Here's the link to the story referenced in the video interview. It appeared in HuffPo in 2012, I missed it at the time but what a great story.



The Beautiful Daughter: How My Korean Mother Gave Me the Courage to Transition

~snip~

"Mother," I slowly repeated in Korean. "I am not a boy. I am a girl. I am transgender." My face reddened, and tears blurred my vision. I braced myself for her rejection and the end to a relationship that had only begun.

Silence again filled the room. I searched my mother's eyes for any signs of shock, disgust or sadness. But a serene expression lined her face as she sat with ease on the couch. I started to worry that my words had been lost in translation. Then my mother began to speak.

"Mommy knew," she said calmly through my friend, who looked just as dumbfounded as I was by her response. "I was waiting for you to tell me."

~ much more @ link~
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-marra/the-beautiful-daughter-how-my-korean-mother-gave-me-the-courage-to-transition_b_2139956.html



I hope others will find this story as uplifting as I do.



Epic win for a three year old little boy who narrowly misses being lost to adoption!


'People complain about men who don't take responsibility. Here I am, wanting to be a father to my son': Young dad wins custody THREE YEARS after mother secretly put son up for adoption as a newborn

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2592834/Young-Oklahoma-father-successfully-wins-son-adoptive-parents-granted-time-custody-following-three-year-battle.html#ixzz2xwsVqqL2


Jeremiah Sampson was playing football for Pittsburg State University in Kansas in 2009 when he began dating a girl, who then fell pregnant
They were not together when the baby was born in September 2010
When he went to be with her on the day the child was due, he found out his son had been put up for adoption weeks earlier
He challenged the adoptive parents, who lived in Florida, and eventually won
At Christmas last year he was granted full-time custody of his son, Hilkya, with visitation rights from the mother
Sampson is also suing the adoption agency for violating his parental rights


ByJoel Christie

Published: 13:52 EST, 30 March 2014 | Updated: 22:26 EST, 30 March 2014


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2592834/Young-Oklahoma-father-successfully-wins-son-adoptive-parents-granted-time-custody-following-three-year-battle.html#ixzz2xwsr9Ppo




Here's a link to an interview with this awesome father:
http://www.hlntv.com/video/2014/04/03/dad-wins-epic-custody-battle


Every adoption begins with a life altering loss for the child. I get why the adoption agency (who is being sued ) would fight the father for parental rights, they are all about the money. But anyone who wants to parent that would fight against the child's best interest has no business parenting.




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