Resources

We’re so glad to share these resources with you! On this page you’ll find:

  1. Four-part Interactive Memoir & Workbook for Adoptees.
  2. Therapy Redeemed Individualized Adoption Dialogue (TRIAD).
  3. Links to incredible resources curated by members of our adoption community.

This is Why I was Adopted:

An Interactive Memoir For Adoptees

Adoptees! It’s time to tell YOUR story.

 

Why? It can feel overwhelming, sad, new, confusing, and risky to reflect on your adoption story. Especially if you feel like you’re starting from scratch, “unqualified,” or even unsupported. I made this 4-part series of workbooks for you.

How? It’s inspired by decades of conversations I’ve had with adoptees as well as Darla Henry’s 3-5-7 model for grieving loss and rebuilding relationships. I merge my own story and give you protected space to share reflect on and process yours.

Who? This is for youth, teens, adults and families on the adoption and permanency spectrum.

When? This December 2019 I’ve released Part I.

Parts II, III, and IV will be released later this December and Jan 2020.

Cost? $5 per workbook, or $15 to pre-oder all four.

It’s ok if you don’t like talking about adoption. Maybe it feels difficult or strange or uncomfortable? You don’t have to talk about it. You can think about it. Write about it. Organize your feelings about it. So that whether you choose to keep it to yourself or tell it to the world, it no longer stands in the background of your life as a mysterious unknown, but a newly understood feature that inspires and propels you toward good things, toward hope, toward belonging, toward true joy.

Order your interactive memoir here and you’ll receive instructions for download. We so look forward to walking together with you during this season of exploration!

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TRIAD Community

For anyone, if you’ve enjoyed or benefited from discussing adoption in any capacity with Cam, you’re invited to become a member of our TRIAD Community.

Therapy Redeemed Individualized Adoption Dialogue (TRIAD): the purpose is to give adoptive parents and children/teens (ages 12+) access to tangible resources throughout the year to process family experiences related to adoption, receive education about clinical and psychological needs, and be challenged to hold, evaluate and grow through uncomfortable topics. It’s a structured setting, yet flexible enough for you to complete at your own pace. Enrollment for the year is $199 and includes:

a) 11 video modules on Canvas. This is a video series hosted by Cam delivered once per month, and focuses on a theme that relates to adoption/psychology; the interactive video is designed to be watched with other family members, together, with pause points throughout which prompt you to discuss with a partner or family member. It’s a 10-20 minute video but with pauses for discussion, the family should plan for 50-60 minutes.

b) 1 live one-on-one facilitated family discussion. This is a scheduled discussion with you and your partner/family members, and Cam via Zoom; you’ll walk together through personalized topics on adoption and specific questions you have as a family.

c) 12 interactive workbooks that go along with the video series. These are handcrafted by Cam to fit with each monthly theme/video module, complete with clinical information along with stories from his own adoption narrative, prompts for discussion, and space for writing your personal responses. The style is similar to the discussion guides found below; each month families in the U.S. will receive their personalized workbook delivered by mail.

d) Monthly Q&Aafter your family completes the video/workbook each month, you get to gather any questions or comments that came up and send them directly to Cam. He’ll respond through the Canvas portal/personalized message from both the clinical perspective as well as from his vantage point as an adult transracial adoptee. You’ll also get my Q&A responses to the questions other TRIAD families are asking. This is a way for families to receive a sense of ongoing community along with quality, trauma-informed connection with a licensed adoption professional throughout the entire year.

Our TRIAD Community launches January 2020. Due to Cam’s personal involvement with responding to and supporting each family, space is limited. Submit the form below to add your family to the waitlist. Thank you for inviting Therapy Redeemed into your team of adoption-informed care!

Discussion Guides by Cam Lee Small, MS, LPCC

Discussion Guide: Angela Tucker on Red Table Talk

Starter Kit for Group Discussion: “Approved for Adoption”

Created by Birth Parents

Big Tough Girl

Kelsey Vander Vliet

Adoption Education Keys

Created by Adoptees

Adapted Podcast

Adoptees for Justice

Adoptees On Podcast

Angry Asian Man

Anne Heffron

Dear Adoption

Diary of a Not So Angry Asian Adoptee

Harlow’s Monkey

Land of Gazillion Adoptees

Land of Gazillion Voices

Lost Daughters

Plan A Magazine

The Adopted Life by Angela Tucker

Wreckage and Wonder

Yes I’m Adopted

Created by Adoptive Parents

Adoption Books

Adopt Well

Kindred + Co.

Spoonful of Jordan

Visto Adoption

From Mental Health & Academic Professionals

Adoption Wellness by Jaclyn Skalnik, LCSW

Beyond Consequences Institute

Daniel Siegel, M.D.

Julie Jong Koch, MSW, LICSW

Karyn Purvis, Ph.D

MN ADOPT

Ross Greene, Ph.D

Sarah Park Dahlen, Ph.D

Sunghee Kim, MA, LAMFT

Camps & Communities

AK Connection

Camp Choson

Camp Friendship

Global Overseas Adoptees’ Link

Holt Camp

International Korean Adoptee Associations

KAAN (Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network)

KATCH (Korean Adoptees of Chicago)

Korean Adoptees Ministry Center

KoRoot (guest house for Korean Adoptees returning to Korea)

Books

Adopted Territory: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Politics of Belonging

Curated list from Harlow’s Monkey

How People Change

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands

Parenting in the Eye of the Storm: The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Navigating the Teen Years

Relationships: A Mess Worth Making

Suffering and the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores

The Adopted Teen Workbook

The Body Keeps the Score

Through Adopted Eyes

Film

Closure by Angela and Bryan Tucker

Three Resources for Attachment Discussion

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Know of more great resources that would be helpful to include here? Leave a link or comment in the space below!

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