The Process of the Latino Adoptee Website
I spent a good deal of 2012 & 2013 working on a project that has been on my To Do list since the beginning stages of my documentary. During my research to find out more about the latino adoptee experience, I searched online for groups, organizations and blogs in hopes of connecting with others in the Latino adoptee community. I found very little. This surprised me, considering the amount of people who have been adopted from Latin America. Where were their voices and stories? Where could these individuals go to for guidance and support?
It was the lack of online resources that inspired me to create an online latino adoptee community. A place where adoptees from the U.S. and around the world could come together to collaborate, find support and connect with someone else who shared their particular existential experience of the world.
The site as been growing and is bringing people together all around the world. Visit and support the site here: http://ojosonline.org/
I created these images to be used on my site as a visual example of the multi-cultural language that latino adoptees share, despite the difficulties we share in connecting to our native language. There is no denying that we are a part of the Latino American experience and how we define that experience is up to us.