SOMEWHERE BETWEEN: Film Review

Somewhere Between is a documentary that you feel, not just watch. I found myself emotionally participating in these young ladies’ journeys of self-discovery. The exploration process of a transracial adoptee is life-long and this film poignantly shares tidbits of that experience from four perspectives. While this film connects those in the adoption community, it also demonstrates everyone’s needs to feel … Read More

Heritage Camps For Adoptive Families

Heritage camps are not like “tennis camp,” or “chess camp,” or even just “sleep away camp,” which are about children’s hobbies and interests. Heritage camps are about your child’s very being – celebrating who they are and where they came from. When you send your child to tennis camp or sleep away camp, they may come home playing better tennis or … Read More

Vietnam Ties: A View From the Inside Out

Vietnam Ties: A View From the Inside Out by guest author Michaelyn Sloan “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world, you change things slightly. You leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you.”― Anthony Bourdain Shortly after returning from Vietnam Ties, this quote caught my eye. … Read More

Zhailau Kazakhstan Heritage Camp

Zhailau Kazakhstan Heritage Camp: July 22-27, 2013 Zhailau is the only word I’ve ever googled, and been unable to find a correct pronunciation. So, I went to the real experts, and emailed some of the amazing teachers from the Zhailau Kazakhstan Heritage Camp, and asked them to provide me a phonetic pronunciation. Dilara Shomayeva, a professional ballerina who performs with … Read More