For more about her story, follow the link above.
A Korean woman raised in the US finds out she isn’t who she thought she was. An adopted man in the UK decides never to find out who his biological father is. And a man in Palestine discovers that he may have been switched at birth with another baby.
In response to some of the negativity that’s been circulating the KAD groups online.
Advice to Adoptive Parents - Stephanie D.
우리가 돌아왔다 (We Came Back)
Around 5000 to 6000 Adult Korean adoptees come back to Korea yearly. Mostly of them come back for a short time looking for their roots or satisfying their curiosity. Organizations as InKAS or GOA’L are here to welcome and help them connecting back to their birth country providing cultural/field trip, translation, housing and scholarship to learn Korean.
However, lately, more and more adoptees tend or wish to stay in Korea but they do face hardships as making a living or finding their place in the Korean society. These are new goals for InKAS and they started an awareness campaign to motivate Korean companies to include Korean adoptees into their international recruting policies and support/invest in adoptees professional projects.
Things are going on and right now, thanks to GOA’L, Korean adoptees are the only ones to be granted to obtain Korean dual citizenship.
Campaign produced by InKAS.
A look at Natasha Driscoll of Atlanta and living the American Dream in the U.S.
Ladie K Productions, Ladie K is a filmmaker, model, actress, korean adoptee, living in Chicago. She makes films creatively for herself, other production companies, and commercially. Ladie K Productions is a mass media marketing and production company, Ladie K is a young asian entrepreneur and free thinker doing her best to make this world a better place. Check out her most recent film at www.melodymovie.com and google Ladie K or LadieK to find her online.
Beautiful, sexy, ambitious self-expressionist and starving artist Ladie K.
Starring: Ladie K
Director of Photography: Christian Hins
Director Editor: Scott Feigen
I miss the Filipino Heritage Camp (FHC), Filipino Adoptees Network, and everyone else I met on my experience there. Here is video for those who are Korean Adoptees and would like to be camp counselors or attend the heritage camp.
What’s your story? did you go to the camp? Are you an adoptee? Any thoughts on your unique background?
My last name’s Matthews. Not that I try to hide the fact that i’m adopted, just something that I don’t necessarily openly promote beyond DANakaDAN. This past weekend had the opportunity to speak and perform at the annual Korean Heritage Camp for adoptees. It was one of the most meaningful experiences i’ve ever been involved in. Met families+community members from all around the country who convene in Colorado at Snow Mountain Ranch to learn more about the adoptee experience. Here’s a video about the experience at the camp as well as my own personal story + an introduction to my own family. Thought it would be something that I’d like to share.
Read Blog + See Photos of Experience:http://afterschoolspecialmusic.com/life/my-adoption-story
I’d like you guys to meet Shane Carlin who is a Korean Adoptee. He told his story and also expressed his experiences growing up at my MAASU Leadership Retreat 2011 on a panel along with another Korean Adoptee, Joy Messinger from upstate New York, and me a Filipino adoptee, James Beni Wilson. We compared and contrasted from each other and built off a variety of struggles that Asian Adoptees face.
TEDxLakeshoreEast - Shane Carlin - Living in the Hyphen: A Korean Adoptee Story
There are over thousands of adoptees in the United States from all over the World. Shane Carlin, a Korean-American Adoptee will give his personal account growing-up in the US as one of these thousands of adoptees and not only enlighten us of his struggles and successes of identity development, but also give pointers to those parents who have or are going to adopt children from overseas.
Shane T. Carlin is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Advancement at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also sits on numerous boards including the Midwest Asian American Student Union Board of Advisors, the Korean Cultural Center, and the National Association of Asian American Professionals. He was born in Seoul, South Korea and is a Korean American Adoptee.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)