Adoption Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adopteelilly/ It has been so fun connecting with all of you–especially fellow adoptees who have shared their experiences with me. I decided to have a Q & A that will allow me to answer as many of your questions as possible without draining me of my energy! Please comment your questions below or … More MY ADOPTION STORY BONUS EPISODE | Ask Me Anything | Q & A
Hi, everyone! You probably found me due to the latest news regarding an adoption influencer and re-homing her son. I wanted to give another update and also welcome you to the channel. I share A LOT about my adoption story and hope that adoptees may find validation and support through my videos. It’s an added … More MY ADOPTION STORY | NEW SUBS AND INFLUENCER UPDATE | CHAT TIME
Re: https://www.insider.com/myka-stauffer-youtube-instagram-backlash-for-rehoming-special-needs-son-2020-5?amp&fbclid=IwAR3mJuSen6FViWaB8-XZcPgju1p4lcTtZkrDL3r4-PmfUvP-V2CAxOcGbZM Warning: You can read the article, but please reconsider watching their videos. Every click gives their monetized videos more ad money. Almost 3 years ago when I began the adoptee advocacy journey on YouTube, this channel kept getting suggested to me. We even commented on one or two of each other’s videos when … More Profiting from family separation and trauma is WRONG.
Adoptees, if you are having a hard time talking to parents and loved ones about adoption, know that you aren’t alone! Talking about adoption can be an especially difficult conversation with your parents. Especially with transracial adoption, when you bring up race and adoption grief, the conversation can get awkward. In this video, I give … More MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 67 | How to have difficult conversations with parents
It’s been a few weeks since my last quarantine update. Life has stabilized, and I have found a good routine that lets me stay productive and healthy. I’ve been filming a lot of content for the upcoming months, and I am slowly getting ready to head back to work. I give some tips for studying/working … More MY ADOPTION STORY BONUS EPISODE | A quarantine update | How I’ve been productive
5/5 stars A full review may be coming later, but my motivation in quarantine is looooow… This was an enthralling story about two sisters that took very different paths in life. Spanning from the 1950s to present, we follow the sisters to see how they ended up completely opposite of what they had imagined.
If you know me at all, then you know that I’m an Asian woman. What does that mean? I have the dreaded, short, straight, pointing-down lashes. Thankfully they are pretty strong and relatively long (I condition them with castor oil). If I use an eyelash curler and waterproof mascara, I can keep them curled for … More My First Lash Extensions!
Moving can be stressful for ANYONE. Adoptees may have a harder time due to trauma and stress from adoption. Of course, they may not also! I have always had a hard time when moving. It was anxiety-ridden and I wanted it over with ASAP. In this video, I share a little bit about what I … More MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 66 | Anxiety when Moving Out
As my channel has slowly changed, I realized now would be a great time to update you all on my personal growth. After chatting with a friend, I realized that I really have grown up and I hope you have enjoyed watching that transformation through my episodes. It’s taken a lot to get to where … More MY ADOPTION STORY BONUS EPISODE | I’ve Grown Up
Mother’s Day can bring up a lot of hard feelings for adoptees. While I have a wonderful adoptive family and I love celebrating my adoptive mother, a part of me also misses my biological mom a little more on Mother’s Day. Those feelings can bring a lot of confusion and guilt for me. In this … More MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 64 | Adoptee Feelings During Mother’s Day