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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.

Mar 19, 2018

Melanie Nichols and Marcie Moller are 45-year old twin adoptee sisters from Taiwan. They were born at Puli Christian Hospital in Puli, Nantou County. In this episode, Melanie and Marcie talk about what it was like growing up in Indiana, then Texas and eventually, how they were able to find and reunite with their...


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...


Dec 29, 2017

Kee Heywood is a 27-year old Korean adoptee from Seoul. He is a narrative and documentary film editor and credits his small town arctic upbringing in rural Southeast Alaska for an early interest in the arts. His work has been picked up by National Geographic, Scientific American, The Atlantic, Wired, and Vimeo Staff...