Rebecca Wellington

Teacher, Writer, Historian, Adoptee

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"Who Is a Worthy Mother? An Intimate History of Adoption" is now available!


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Apr 09, 2024

KING 5 New Day NW

I was absolutely thrilled to be on King 5’s New Day Northwest with Amity Addrisi today talking about my new book Who Is a Worthy... read more
Apr 09, 2024

Release Date

The book is available now! You can find it at Third Place Books, or where ever you buy your books. The title is available today... read more
Apr 09, 2024

Wandering Tree Podcast

I had a fabulous time talking with Lisa Ann, the host of Wandering Tree Podcast, about my forthcoming book ‘Who Is a Worthy Mother? An... read more

4 New Books Examine Adoption, FosterCare and the Child Welfare System

I am honored to be in company with these other vitally important books about child welfare and adoption: read more
Apr 01, 2024

Feminist Law Podcast

Please listen in to my interview with Courtney Jones at the awesome Feminist Law Podcast: read more

Alabama’s Embryo Ruling and the Links to Adoption in America

Check out my recent article in The Well news on the Alabama Supreme Court ruling on frozen embryos and the implications on adoption… Read more... read more




About Rebecca

Rebecca Wellington has taught high school social studies, as well as undergraduate courses and graduate level courses in education history and curriculum and instruction. Her higher-education teaching adventures have taken her to universities across Western Washington, including University of Washington, Seattle University and the University of Puget Sound. She holds a doctorate in Education History from the University of Washington, where she taught in the undergraduate program of the College of Education. Rebecca's career in education started on the ocean, sailing around the world on a traditionally rigged tall ship. Through this two-year global circumnavigation Rebecca trained for a US Coast Guard captain's license and went on to work in non-profit outdoor education, teaching kids to sail on the Charles River in Boston and later on the Puget Sound of Washington State. Rebecca's scholarly articles have been published in the History of Education Quarterly, the American Indian Quarterly and the Pacific Northwest Quarterly. Rebecca was driven to write a history of adoption in the United States from the perspective of an adoptee and to honor the memory of her older sister and truth of brave women everywhere. Rebecca's proudest accomplishment is mothering her two daughters, Maria and Victoria. She and her husband and daughters live in Seattle, Washington on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish people.

“This we know; The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth.  This we know, all things are connected like the blood which unites one family.  All things are connected”