Adoptee Scholarships from Also Known As!

Do you know a U.S. high school senior or undergraduate student who is an international adoptee?  Let them know about this exciting new scholarship opportunity! Also-Known-As has established a scholarship program to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of young dynamic adoptees attending college.  The Also-Known-As Adoptee Excellence Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship for an outstanding graduating high school senior or…

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Scholarship details:

The scholarship application deadline is April 15, 2019! Please visit the AKA website for application materials, and send any questions to the Scholarship Committee at

Reconciling our identities

The New York Times recently featured a photo essay (alongside audio interviews) of Asian adoptees and their experiences growing up in white families. You can check it out here! From the Times: After [photographer] Mengwen Cao moved to New York from China, she started to feel like she was straddling two different worlds. To her friends and family back home,…

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“The struggle to be seen”

AKA-SF member and author Jessica Sun Lee recently wrote a powerful essay on her personal blog, titled “Adoptee Ego and the Struggle to be Seen.” With her permission, we wanted to share an excerpt with you today (you can read the full version on her site, here): For many us, our adoption experiences are key components of our identities. Non-adopted…

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