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Adoptee Forum: Gratitude

  • Women Make Movies 115 W. 29th Street, Suite 1200 New York, NY (map)

A topic familiar to many adoptees is the idea of "gratitude". Gratitude and thankfulness are, for the most part, positive emotions. Many adoptees feel genuine and honest gratitude. At the same time, too often adoptees are burdened with an "obligation" to feel grateful. During this forum, we will be exploring the concept of gratitude and how we related to it through our shared experience as adoptees. The forum will be facilitated by Adam Goodman, who is currently writing an article on this topic for

Adam Goodman is a Korean adoptee who grew up in Westchester, NY alongside his younger brother (also adopted and biologically related). He's now living in North Jersey with his girlfriend. In addition to his day job as a business analyst, he and a group of like-minded friends have launched an online publication, Plan A Magazine, that seeks to carve out a uniquely Asian American progressive voice. You can find it at, on Twitter @PlanAMag, and on Facebook.

Also-Known-As adoptee forums are open to only international adoptees. The purpose of these forums are to create a confidential and safe space for adoptees to discuss personal topics. While we welcome community supporters, friends, and families of adoptees to many of our events, our forums are closed to non-adoptees.