Meet the TRA Project Lead, Jana Gross
My name is Jana Gross and I am a transracial adoptee from South Korea. I was 2.5 years old when I was adopted, along with my older sister. We grew up in a small town in Minnesota with my older brother and parents. My adoption has affected me in different ways during my life and it hasn't been until the last year that I've connected with other adoptees on a deeper level and it has been a beautiful thing.
I've lived in the Austin, TX area for the last 20+ years with my husband and 3 amazing daughters. As an artist and photographer, I get to create artwork for my clients of the most treasured people in their lives. It's so important to me to create heirloom portraits that capture the beauty of each person to be enjoyed by themselves and future generations.
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A Message from Jana Gross, Project lead
"It has been a pleasure getting to know each one of you and your personal journeys as transracial adoptees while working on this project together. Each of your stories has given me more insight into the diversity of adoptee experiences and helped me on my personal adoption journey. Thank you for generously sharing a piece of your story for this project to help other adoptees better understand themselves, and to help educate the broader community.
A very special thank you to you, Trishtia Barndt, for the time you spent collaborating with me on the questions for the project."
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