Sometimes, a project takes a long time to go from idea, to data collection, to data analysis, to write up and finally publication. My former students, led by Dr. Oh Myo Kim, worked long and hard on this project to make it come to fruition. Congratulations!
When I began to study international adoption, it was during its heyday (2000-2009). During this time, I received federal grants to examine how families with children adopted from South Korea were addressing the transnational and transracial issues confronting the families. My work continues with international adoption but the focus has shifted toward adopted adolescents and adults who are now navigating these experiences on their own. Although there is a decline in annual international adoption, there are still many issues to address.
Read this news story on the decline in international adoption.
As I walked into work today, I thought about how I eagerly look forward to my day in the office. It is very rare that I do not want to be here on campus. It dawned on me that I do four things that are hard to not enjoy each day: I teach, I create, I help, and I learn. That is the privilege and joy of being a professor. Not a bad way to live one’s life.
Check out our department’s new Diversity and Inclusion website which was launched today.