Episode #7: Laura Riness, Ebony Girl in an Ivory World

Laura Riness is a transracial adoptee from Minnesota.  She grew up on her family’s farm along with three Korean-born siblings and four Caucasian siblings.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Development, Child and Family Studies from South Dakota State University and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling & Student Personnel from Minnesota State University, Mankato and is currently working on her doctorate degree.  In this episode, Laura shares her thoughts, memories, and reflections of being adopted into a Caucasian home and community as an infant.  Laura is one of the main session speakers as the Voice of the Adoptee at the upcoming Joy for the Journey Retreat.


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