Adoptee Forum | Exploring Names and Identity
The session seeks to help adoptees reflect and gain further insight into personal experiences navigating adoptive names and birth names, how receiving an Anglicized name may affect identity and experiences over the course of one’s life, and how reclaiming birth names may be influential to one’s development. In addition, findings will be discussed from three separate qualitative research studies focused on names and identity for transracial Chinese American adoptees, transracial Korean American adoptees, and transracial Korean adoptees placed internationally.
WHAT: Exploring Names and Identity for Transracial Chinese and Korean Adoptees
WHO: International adoptees (18 years and older)
WHEN: Monday, February 24, 2020 6:45 – 8:45pm
WHERE: Women Make Movies, 115 W. 29th Street, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10001
COST: FREE for members; $5 suggested donation for non-members
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Jason D. Reynolds (Taewon Choi) is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Psychology program at Seton Hall University. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University. His research interests include identity development, transracial adoption, the meaning and significance of names, qualitative research methods and psycho-biography, mentorship, and social justice training for counseling psychology students. He was adopted from South Korea and raised in western New York. He enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, trying new cuisines, live music, playing soccer, and surfing.
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