CHILDHOOD TRAUMA

Were you repeatedly mistaken for the ONLY other Asian kid at school and get dragged out for EVERY school photo op? Same x

SIBLINGS? WERE YOU CONSULTED?

"My parents asked if I wanted a sister and I said I'd rather have a Cocker Spaniel".

DID YOU MISS YOUR BIRTH PARENTS?

WHAT WAS SCHOOL LIKE?

HOW DIVERSE WAS YOUR SCHOOL?

DID YOU EVER HIDE FOOD / MONEY?

"I used to hide money in books in case of an emergency".

PHOTOBOOKS

"I was in so many school photos and promotional leaflets."

WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ON ADOPTION AS A KID?

INTERVIEW WITH A NON-ADOPTEE FRIEND FROM SCHOOL

Q1. On Adoption

Q2. Thoughts on having visited me in China?

Q3. Thoughts on Adoption before you met me

Q4. Thoughts when I first told you I was adopted?

Q5. Would you go back to China?

“I never thought that if I adopted a child, that I wouldn’t bond with them as well as if I had my own child. Because if you think like that, you’re going into parenthood a bit wrong. The idea of parenthood isn’t to make a mini you – it’s to help a person become a person.”

Full interview:

In this section we thought we would take a look at some of the things to do with adoption surrounding sensitive subjects like mental health. If these are subjects that you feel might affect you negatively we recommend you scroll on ahead. CW – Mental Health and Self Harm.

Q6. How have your views on adoption changed?

Q7. How do you feel when I talk about adoption?

Q8. Would you adopt interracially?

Q9. Have you ever felt shy talking about adoption with me?

Q.10 What are some questions you have for me?

*CW/TW Mental Health / Self-Harm

*NSFW - stand by for f bombs