Jenna Berman of Blue Bell is one of the students at George Washington University who are helping start an organization to raise awareness about being a foster or adopted child, writes Makena Roberts for The GW Hatchet.
The goal of the GW Adopted and Fostered Student Association is both to spread awareness on the adoption and foster process and create connections among the students who join.
Berman, a freshman studying biology and member of the association, said she finds people to be hesitant about how to respond when she mentions she was adopted.
“What they don’t know is that I actually like talking about it because it’s an interesting topic, and I like talking about my own story because each adoption story is different,” she said.
Berman, who grew up in Blue Bell, was adopted when she was around 2 years old from the Guanxi Province of Guilin.
She added that she hopes that the group will provide students with a place to ask questions and help remove the stigma about adopted kids.
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