Oct 30, 2023
Grace Yung Foster and I discuss the impact of transracial
adoption and foster care on mental health. We address:
- How to develop one's identity in the face of internalized
- The pitfalls of adoption, including the Savior Complex
- Ways to engage with individuals who have been adopted and/or
are a foster care alumni
At 3 years old, Grace was orphaned and
abandoned at the local market in South Korea and eventually ended
up in the US foster care system to be adopted.
Her very difficult experience as a transracial adoptee and
foster youth in a predominately White community influenced her
internalized racism of herself and feelings of never truly
belonging anywhere. Now, she has created a community of belonging
for those who share her lived experiences.
To connect with Grace:
Dr. Wong will be releasing her brand new book, "Cancel the
Filter" with Munn Avenue Press. The first 50 reservations will
receive a signed copy. Hear real talk about being a working
mother! Spoiler: It's a hot mess behind-the-scenes! There are
limited copies left! Reserve TODAY!