Flip the Script Anthology: Gorgeous Cover Reveal

In November of 2014, Lost Daughters at the helm of editor, Rosita Gonzalez, launched the #flipthescript movement, aimed at highlighting the perspectives of adult adoptees, which reached 30 million households in 30 days. This November, Lost Daughters editors Amanda Transue-Woolston and Rosita Gonzalez partner with Diane Christian from The An-Ya Project to bring you thisContinue reading “Flip the Script Anthology: Gorgeous Cover Reveal”

Amanda Transue-Woolston to Keynote at 37th Annual American Adoption Congress Conference

I am proud to announce that I will be one of the keynote speakers for the American Adoption Congress 37th annual conference, ” Trailblazing Change.” The conference will be held from March 30, 2016 – April 2, 2016; my keynote is scheduled for March 31st! More details on the topic of my presentation will beContinue reading “Amanda Transue-Woolston to Keynote at 37th Annual American Adoption Congress Conference”

Thank you for Supporting Bring Love In

This was sent to me but really it’s for anyone who recently bought a The Declassified Adoptee book and especially Aselefech Evans whose half-marathon fundraising campaign allowed the team at The Declassified Adoptee to be among the many donors for Bring Love In. In addition to preserving original families, Bring Love In creates families byContinue reading “Thank you for Supporting Bring Love In”

An-Ya and Her Diary & The An-Ya Project: Dear Wonderful You, Letters to Adopted & Fostered Youth (now available)

From the An-Ya Project website…       Dear Wonderful You, Letters to Adopted & Fostered Youth is a powerful book filled with thoughtful and inspiring letters. This anthology was written by a global community of adult adoptees and adults who were fostered. Each letter was penned to the upcoming generation of adopted and fostered youth.  Continue reading “An-Ya and Her Diary & The An-Ya Project: Dear Wonderful You, Letters to Adopted & Fostered Youth (now available)”

#LivingLoudDC a Success!

From the Lost Daughters website… Living Loud DC readers, emcee Kevin Haebeom Vollmers, and Amb. Susan Jacobs.  Photo from Amb. Jacobs. Last night, a spirited collective of artists gathered together to bring the Living Loud DC event to life. And bring it to life they did. Nine incredible authors, 8 from lost daughters, delivered piecesContinue reading “#LivingLoudDC a Success!”

Thank You for Attending Unfolding the Adoption Experience: Exploring Racial Identity!

In honor of National Social Work Month, the Undergraduate Social Work Department at West Chester University proudly hosted “Unfolding the Adoption Experience: Exploring Racial Identity” in Sykes Theater on the West Chester University of Pennsylvania Campus. The event was held on March 24th from 2PM to 4PM. The event was sponsored by the undergraduate social workContinue reading “Thank You for Attending Unfolding the Adoption Experience: Exploring Racial Identity!”

Transracial Adoption Event at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, March 24, 2014

Unfolding the Adoption Experience: Exploring Racial Identity In honor of National Social Work Month, the Undergraduate Social Work Department at West Chester University proudly hosts this important event. Featured speaker: Dr. Joseph Crumbley noted educator, speaker, expert on transracial adoption, and author of Relatives Raising Children: An Overview of Kinship Care and Transracial Adoption and Foster Care: PracticeContinue reading “Transracial Adoption Event at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, March 24, 2014”

Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption from a Place of Empowerment and Peace, Now Available!

I am proud to announce that Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption from a Place of Empowerment and Peace is now available in ebook format with print copies forthcoming, on Amazon.com. This anthology, boasting nearly 30 Lost Daughters authors, was edited by Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, Julie Stromberg, Karen Pickell, and Jennifer Anastasi. It features a collection of writings aimedContinue reading “Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption from a Place of Empowerment and Peace, Now Available!”

An-Ya and Her Diary & The An-Ya Project: PERPETUAL CHILD: ADULT ADOPTEE ANTHOLOGY (now available)

From the An-Ya Project website…. Now Available in Print via all Amazon channels… PERPETUAL CHILD: ADULT ADOPTEE ANTHOLOGY Dismantling the Stereotype Contributing Writers: Laura Dennis, Mei-Mei Akwai Ellerman, Lynn Grubb, Lee Herrick, Jennifer Bao Yu “Precious Jade” Jue-Steuck, Karen Pickell, Matthew Salesses, Lucy Chau Lai-Tuen Sheen, Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut, Julie Stromberg, April Topfer, Amanda H.L.Continue reading “An-Ya and Her Diary & The An-Ya Project: PERPETUAL CHILD: ADULT ADOPTEE ANTHOLOGY (now available)”

Early Praise for The Declassified Adoptee: Essays of an Adoption Activist by Mary O’Leary Wiley, PhD, ABPP

“Written with the eye of a social worker and the perspective that only someone who has lived the life of adoption can bring, Amanda H. L. Transue-Woolston expresses herself in ways that are both individual and universal. The Declassified Adoptee reads with the power of a novel, yet provides a perspective that I have notContinue reading “Early Praise for The Declassified Adoptee: Essays of an Adoption Activist by Mary O’Leary Wiley, PhD, ABPP”