ABOUT US

Whatever Next started last year. It was born out of conversations we found ourselves having again and again questioning what it was like growing up as a Chinese adoptee in the west. The three of us, Addie, Hannah and Jo met in Edinburgh in 2019 and haven't stopped talking since. 

We want to bring conversations surrounding adoption with us as we grow up to reflect our entry into adulthood. We also believe that these conversations should not be restricted to adoptees and want to make a place where questions about adoption theory, history and culture can be accessible to anyone who is the least bit curious about it. 

We also believe that adoptees should have access to narratives and stories similar to their own in hope of inspiring and giving solace to those a little lost. We want to myth bust, we want to inspire, but most of all we want to fill in some gaps and start a few conversations...

 
 
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 WHATEVER NEXT?

What is the One Child Policy?

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We are not perfect. Please bear with us as we navigate this whole website/social media thing! Whatever Next is a project we have taken on outside our full time jobs/ study.  We are always looking to improve so please don't hesitate to contact us with suggestions!

- Thanks! 

Addie, Hannah & Jo 

Click on the button to find out more about our stickers, how to buy and why we've chosen to support Rape Crisis Scotland. 

Exciting things are happening! Click to listen to our podcast and radio interviews!!

For enquires, both media and otherwise please email Whatevernext2020@gmail.com

ADDIE

HANNAH

JO

 
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(Blind line drawings done of each other over Zoom)

WHATEVER NEXT?

ADULTING = ?

Listen to a range of coffee chats about things we have come up against over the years.

DATING AS AN ADOPTEE

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Send help x 

ADOPTIVE PARENTS

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"Being an adoptive parent is different from being a birth parent and you need to understand the difference to the degree in which you ever can."

WHATEVER NOW?

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I have a humanities degree - now what? x

CHILDHOOD TRAUMAS

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For those of us who did not peak in High School x

GOING BACK

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Finding birth parents and the decision of whether or not to try

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Please don't feel under any pressure to donate, but anything would be appreciated to help keep this up and running. 

WHY ON EARTH WHATEVER NEXT?

We took the name Whatever Next from the title of a children's book Jo's mum used to read to her before bedtime.

It was about a small bear who wanted to go to the moon in a cardboard box. 

However, the main reason we chose this name is because it encapsulates the large question mark surrounding our futures, particularly in these uncertain times.