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Global Adoptee Talk

Welcome to Global Adoptee Talk, a podcast about the experiences of international and transracial adoptees. Adoptees share their stories, and we explore issues related to loss, identity, and blood ties.

Feb 10, 2018

Ma-Li Calder, born Ma-Li Shu 舒 瑪 利, is a 50-year old adoptee from Taipei, Taiwan. She was adopted from the Family Planning Association of China in Taipei City, a missionary-based orphanage, at the age of 3 by a British couple who lived in Wales, U.K. She was flown to Heathrow Airport from Taiwan accompanied by...


Jan 28, 2018

Lilly Schmaltz is a 23-year old adoptee from China. She was born in Nanning, Guangxi, in October 1994 and adopted through Mother’s Love and Holt International when she was 6 months old. She is now 23-years old and pursuing a PhD in Molecular Biology in Austin, Texas. After rejoining the adoption community online,...


New Year, New You

Jan 2, 2018

I cannot believe that a new year has arrived! So much has happened around the world in the last year, and with every new year, adoptee voices around the world grow increasingly stronger. There are a number of websites, blogs, books, and podcasts featuring the voices of adoptees, and that is pretty amazing.

Looking back...