Behind the Scenes

Adoptee Reading Resource was founded and is maintained by Karen Pickell. Karen is a Baby Scoop Era adoptee from Ohio who has reunited with her birth family. She is married to an adoptive father of two children from a previous marriage, one of whom was adopted from Korea; together they also have two biological children.

Karen holds a Master of Arts in Professional Writing with a concentration in creative writing. While completing her graduate thesis–a collection of poems and short stories on adoption themes–she longed for a place where she could easily find books that were pertinent to the topics she wished to write about, particularly books written by other adoptees. Thus, the idea for Adoptee Reading Resource was born.

Karen blogs at the adoptee collective Lost Daughters as well as at karenpickell.com, where you can also find links to her published work.

 

To contact Karen directly, please click here.