This TikToker shared what it was like growing up Asian with white parents and their story is so powerful!
November is National Adoption Month, and it’s time to raise awareness about the impact adoption can have on a family’s life.
In a powerful video, TikToker beauty Amy Chang (@bondenavant) shared her adoption story and explained what it was like to be adopted from South Korea to white parents in America.
In the video, she shares her struggles and the huge impact her parents’ support has had on her life.
The video begins with Amy sitting in front of the camera in her house. A photo of her with her family appears onscreen as Amy begins to speak. “I’m not going to lie. Growing up adopted with white parents as an Asian woman was sometimes very difficult, ”she explains, recalling that she was adopted twice.
First of all, when she was a baby, she was adopted in South Korea. Then, later, her American parents adopted her into foster care. “It definitely left me with abandonment issues that carried over into all of my early romantic relationships and even some friendships,” Amy recalls. “There was that extra layer of race and identity to my story because unfortunately we live in a country that sees skin color first and foremost.”
Fortunately, Amy’s parents were aware of her difficulties and encouraged her to seek therapy. “My parents were really unique. I mean, they really believed in the power of therapy after using it to overcome their own difficulties in life, and so from 12 to 19 years old, every week for 7 years, I saw a therapist, ”explains- she does. “Honestly, I think the therapy along with their love and support helped me overcome these difficulties.”
Amy concludes her video by expressing support for the adoption, but warning that it comes with its own challenges. “Adoption is a wonderful thing and it has definitely helped me improve my life, but I think that comes with a responsibility,” she says. “Knowing what you’re getting into and making a commitment to love this child and help him get through the stages that come with adoption.” “
Viewers applauded Amy’s powerful video and shared their own adoption stories.
“I am also an adopted child, and my mother always told me that I did not come from her womb but from her heart, and that was very precious,” recalls one viewer.
“I was adopted in Guatemala and my parents are white. I wouldn’t want it any other way. I love them so much, ”another viewer shared.
“I love your story! I am adopted from China! wrote another TikToker.
If you are considering adopting, National Adoption Month is a great time to research resources and information to learn more about the process. And it’s also a great time to research stories like Amy’s about the power of adoption.
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