Katelyn Bo Dixon serves as a campus minister for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in San Francisco. She is a transnational adoptee born in China and raised in Torrance, CA. She loves spicy food, sauce, and sass. She is passionate about unraveling the complexities of adoption and one day hopes to minister to all members in the adoption triad.

A Calling for Katie
By Katelyn Bo Dixon

When I was a child, my go-to bedtime story was Jonathan London’s “A Koala for Katie”, a story about a girl named Katie who visits the zoo with her parents. In many ways, it seemed like he had written the story about me.


IT LOOKED NOTHING like the photos my parents showed me when I was a little girl. The building was no longer a salmon-y pink with large, red Chinese characters adorning the entrance