Guest Writers

Occasionally Amanda Badan will be inviting guest writers to contribute with blog posts, articles or share their work/projects.

Jan 102022
 January 10, 2022  Posted by  Categories: Featured Posts, Guest Writers, News & Blog Add Comment

Please share widely! Thank you!





















Drs. Amanda Baden and Adam Kim (both adult adoptees of color) are conducting a study on the experiences of transracially adopted individuals of color. The study investigates how adopted individuals explore birth culture. Further, we are interested in how birth cultural exploration may be related to identity exploration, experiences of discrimination, and well-being.

We hope that this research will help us present a more accurate picture of how adopted individuals navigate being an adopted person as an adult.

Please consider participating in the study if you are (1) a transracially, transnationally adopted person of color, (2) 18+ years of age, and (3) live in the U.S.

For more information or to participate,

or follow the QR code below.
Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions!

Dr. Amanda Baden
Montclair State University

Dr. Adam Y. Kim
Wesleyan University

This study has been approved by the Montclair State University Institutional Review Board, MSU IRB #FY21-22-2411.

or follow the QR code.

Mar 032013
 March 3, 2013  Posted by  Categories: Guest Writers Add Comment

In the future I will be inviting people to make posts about interesting work, events and perspectives to get you thinking. Watch this space.

Feb 192013
 February 19, 2013  Posted by  Categories: Guest Writers Add Comment

I first met Amanda in 2008 randomly at an adoption event in Hong Kong that we were both asked to speak at. I was a bushy tailed and wide eyed 26 year old HK/Vietnamese adoptee at the time. I had only just started to wonder into the adoption community. Amanda’s  insight, guidance & knowledge really helped me look at adoption realistically & fairly which allowed me to gain more clarity of my own place within the large adoption picture.

Since then our paths have continued to randomly cross with our involvement in HK/Chinese adoption communities despite her being based in the USA and myself in the UK. So when Amanda asked me to work with her to redesign & develop a new website, I jumped at the chance.

I am very glad to be able to help her bring together all her work into one place and really look forward to seeing how the new website grows with all aspects of her work.