Evangelical Christians supporting Trump while also advocating for transnational adoption make me ill. The two are incompatible.
In my experience, many white evangelicals are both proponents of international adoption and strong supporters of Trumpism. The data validates my personal experience. 80 percent of Evangelical Christians voted for Donald Trump in 2016. And more than 70 percent voted for him again in the 2020 elections. Evangelical Christians are the largest group of people who adopt internationally as well.
Many feel that they have a special calling from God to pursue foreign adoption. While others spend their time supporting it. The faithful…
I’ve said I am fine without knowing her. The truth is more complicated.
For much of my life, I pretended not to care about my biological mother. But that was insincere. I was too afraid of the emotions that would come from even acknowledging that I want to find her.
The truth is; I’d love to know anything about my biological family. But I’m unwilling to sacrifice the enormous amount of time, energy, and emotional labor that requires.
Thinking about the added drama knowing my past would bring into my life is intimidating. I view meeting my biological mother through…
Near midnight on December 16, 2012, a crime with shocking savagery and scarcely believable brutality, soon to be known throughout India and the globe was discovered. It began with a passerby finding two partially-naked bodies in a ditch on the side of a highway.
The backdrop for the Netflix show Delhi Crime is the infamous ‘Nirbhaya’ gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman, formally known as Jyoti Singh, on a bus driving through Delhi’s streets.
But if you were thinking about watching it, let me be clear: the show emphasizes the hunt and apprehension of the six rapists, using…
Indian adoptee from Kerala. I write about adoption, my intercultural marriage, and contemporary India. Prawns are my love language. @adoptedkeralite