Marijane is a Board-Certified Music Therapist and Social Worker. Her Master’s thesis examined how international and transracial adoptees in the U.S. manage racism and racial discrimination. A strong advocate for adoptee rights, Marijane has presented on international adoption at the Adoption Initiative Conference at Montclair State University, the Taiwanese American Foundation at Manchester University, and the North American Taiwanese Women’s Association Convention. Marijane created her website, Beyond Two Worlds, in January 2010 when she began searching for her birth family, and her website is currently a platform for international adoption and adoptees. Marijane provides consultation on adoption-related topics to adoptee groups, parent groups, professional organizations, adoption agencies, and educational institutions. Marijane and her husband live in Long Beach, California with their miniature dachshund and have one adult daughter. In her spare time, Marijane enjoys writing, yoga, and frequenting her favorite coffee shops along the Californian coast.
- Program aids adult adoptees (toledoblade.com)
- Author’s Thoughts on Orphan Sunday (nineyearpregnancy.wordpress.com)
- National Adoption Month: Post 1 – The Introduction (secondhalfwoman.wordpress.com)
- Doctors Health Press Reports on Study: Effects of Music Therapy in Treating Dementia (prweb.com)