One of my favourite inspiring organisation in the world is is Ted. Ted X shares stories from all over the world. Their mission is to spread ideas worlwide. TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.
People tell many different stories at Ted in order to inspire another. There are also people who talk about adoption on Ted X. I would like to share three different kind of adoption stories from Ted. The first story is about the myths of gay adoption. The second story is about an american woman who was adopted too and explains how closed adoption in america works. The last story is about a woman who has adopted children from another world. I love to share these with you because they inspired me and maybe you too?
My two mums by Lynne Elvins: Lynne and her partner Emma, became the first gay couple to be approved for adoption in Bristol, UK, in 2004. Lynne takes us on the incredibly moving and thought-provoking journey her family embarked on with their adopted son Steven.
The secret identity of an Adopted child by Catherine Robertson: Catharine Robertson is a web strategist, performer, teacher, and storyteller. She was adopted shortly after birth. In 2013, after 25 years of searching, and despite laws designed to prevent adoptees from knowing their original identity, Catharine found her birth family.
An adoption story by Jillian Lauren: Jillian Lauren discusses her family’s journey through the adoption of her son and her unique perspective as both an adoptive mother and adopted child. Though adoption has come a long way through the years, there is still a long way to go with many children still in need of a home. Join her on her reflections on family, identity, and most importantly, love.
I hope you enjoyed the stories!
Love, The Happy Panda!