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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.

​Events I Participated In

Events I Helped Plan and/or Facilitated

Volunteer Work

Human Library Organization

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Open Book

September 2023 -  Present

I help challenge stigma and stereotypes through dialogue and personal conversations by sharing about my adoptee experiences with readers.

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!

August 2023 -  Present


I provide leadership and support to board and committee members, assist with organizational decision-making, and track the progress of programs and events.

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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January 2023 - July 2023

I helped create the documentation for the external communication protocols between our team and members of our community or other stakeholders.

External Communications
Committee Member

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

October 2021 - November 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

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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