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Shelley Rottenberg has been involved in the adoptee community since 2020. Since then, she has held a number of volunteer roles in various adoptee-focused groups and organizations, and has participated in multiple adoptee events or initiatives which she has spoken about her experience being a Chinese adoptee.

Community Involvement
Volunteer Work

Asian Adoptees of Canada

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Associate Director for 
Engagement & Social Media

June 2022 -  Present

I am responsible for contributing to the creation of content for the organization's social media accounts, organizing in-person events to allow for adoptees to connect and build a sense of community, and communicating with members of the Board of Directors.

China's Children International

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September 2022 -  Present

Blog Copy Editor

I am responsible for reviewing, editing, and publishing adoptee submissions to the new CCI blog. 

August 2021 -  August 2022

Social Media Coordinator

I am responsible for managing and posting content on CCI's social media accounts. I collaborate and communicate with other members on the board and creative team. 

June 2020 - September 2020

Summer Intern

I created and coordinated a two-part CCI summer internship project titled "Home Is..." which examined the concept of home for international Chinese adoptees. To learn more, check out the "Projects" page of the site!

Child & Youth Permanency Council of Canada

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June 2021 - Present


I attend, participate in, and record monthly meetings as the Secretary on the Board of Directors. I also help with the planning and execution of projects that align with the mission, vision, and values of ACC as a member on the Programs/Events committee.

Chinese Adoptee Alliance (formerly FCCNY)

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October 2021 - September 2022

As the Online Multimedia Committee Co-Chair, I help facilitate monthly meetings where team members collaborate to create social media content for the FCCNY social media accounts.

Online Multimedia
Committee Co-Chair

October 2020 - September 2021 

As a member of the Online/Multimedia Short-term Projects subcommittee of the Adoptee Board, I collaborate with team members to create social media content for the FCCNY social media accounts.

Online Multimedia
Committee Member

Subtle Asian Adoptee Traits Facebook Group


August 2020 - April 2021

Admin & Zoom Host

As an admin of the Subtle Asian Adoptee Traits Facebook group, I helped with post approval, join requests, comment moderation, member communication and other duties. As a zoom call host, I helped sustain a virtual community space for adoptees to connect twice a week.  

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