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Special Beginnings

One year ago, I wrote an article about being adopted and expecting a child. Now I am a father. The past half a year has been full of innumerable diapers and bottle feeds and of learning about [...]

Beyond all doubt

The writer Christopher Gullmans (né Gull), born 郭俊文 (Kwok Chun man) in Hong Kong in the 1980s, was internationally adopted into a Swedish-speaking Finnish family around the age of five. He grew [...]

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Adoptioperheet 3-4/20: Koulu

Opas adoptiolapsen koulunkäyntiin liittyvistä teemoista työkaluksi kotien ja koulujen välille. Miten adoptio voi näkyä oppilaassa? Mitä opettajan olisi hyvä tietää adoptioon [...]

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Adopting as an expat

Adopting is a unique experience and adopting through international adoption as an expat adds a colorful layer to it. As does parenting as a multicultural family from the start.  Adopting as an [...]

I do not want to live in fantasy motherland

E and I were driving back home the other day, when I had a moment of self-realisation. In the past years, in the last especially, I have been working hard on defining the mother I am and how it [...]