I Am a Korean Adoptee

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 51 People

    White Asian -- An American Life

    I am a 24-year-old mom of two girls. I love my girls more than anything and I have no idea what it's like to give you baby away for adoption. I don't know much about my biological family or heritage, but all I know is what I have been told -- which isn't a lot.  What I know...
    jnljw jnljw
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Jul 15, 2009

    My Adopted Story So Far. Very Long Story.

    I'm not really good at writing, grammar, and all around story telling. Although I speak perfect english, I am a God-Awful writer..... So please excuse my mistakes, rambles, and boring parts throughout the story. Second, for all of you reading who may know who I am, please, keep...
    AnonymousKA AnonymousKA
    18-21
    4 Responses Sep 14, 2012

    My Own View On Myself

    I'm a 34 year old male Korean adoptee.  My wife and I have been married for nearly 12 years now, and have two wonderful children.  Growing up, I did not identify myself as "Korean" or with Korean culture.  My parents were not Korean, and I lived in...
    Martowski Martowski
    31-35
    3 Responses Apr 25, 2009

    I'm A Korean Adoptee And I Detest Korean Adoption.

    I'm 24 and was adopted from Korea at 8 months. My birthmother gave me up to an orphanage due to "unfavourable circumstances". All my life I thought I was basically white until I woke up at age 22 when my friend introduced me to a Korean church group. Since then, I realized all...
    gra3111 gra3111
    22-25
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2010

    The First Step

    Where do I start? So I'm sitting in an internet cafe in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. I'm bicycling through the region and waiting on my visa for Uzbekistan to process so here I am. I needed the time I think. Been lapsing into tears lately. Overwhelmed feelings but also a sense I'm on...
    kbc02021 kbc02021
    22-25
    4 Responses Nov 13, 2010

    I Want To Unadopt Myself.

    I have had a good upbringing by American parents. However, I have always been emotionally distant from my adoptive family, especially my mother and sisters. For various reasons I have never liked anyone in my family, except my dad. I used to think this was my fault, but now I...
    aznbarber aznbarber
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Jun 3, 2010

    Confused About Adoption

    Hi All,So this is my first time I will actually be expressing myself about my thoughts on adoption, please bear with me as I try to communicate my jumbled thoughts on this whole process.As of right now, after looking over my adoption papers, I was born in a southern town in South...
    ljp06 ljp06
    22-25, F
    Jul 24, 2013

    Korean Child (Found October 1973 In 영등포구) Looking For Family

    On October 26, 1973 I was found by the police in Yeongdeungpo Gu 1973년 10월 26일에 저는 서울근교에서 영등포 경찰서 경찰관에 의해 발견되었습니다 ...wearing red pants and no shoes...
    RedPantsNoShoes RedPantsNoShoes
    41-45, F
    Apr 4, 2013

    I'am a Surviver

    Hi my name is Kevan Jung Hyung Shave, I was born in 1973 S.Korea the city of Seoul. I was drop in a box as a infant in front of the Orphange. !979 I was adopted by a American family when I was 5yrsold. I lived in Mass. My adoptive mother had 3 of her own kids already...
    kevanshave kevanshave
    31-35
    Dec 11, 2008

    Korean Child (Found October 1973 In 영등포구) Looking For Family

    On October 26, 1973 I was found by the police in Yeongdeungpo Gu 1973년 10월 26일에 저는 서울근교에서 영등포 경찰서 경찰관에 의해 발견되었습니다 ...wearing red pants and no shoes...
    RedPantsNoShoes RedPantsNoShoes
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 4, 2013

    Racism Asian Males

    Warning Rant: I think when a minority is adopted by parents of a different ethnicity; the child has the potential to develop hatred towards their own race. Typically when you're calling someone a racial slur you are also insulting that individuals family. This typically can...
    BrentErrico BrentErrico
    26-30, M
    Aug 11, 2013

    I Am a Korean Adoptee

    I am a Korean adoptee...   I am 27 years old, I work as a security guard, and I live in a small apartment close to my work. I have a girlfriend who is Korean (not adopted), my adoptive parents are divorced, I have a sister who is also adopted from Korea. I...
    G4s G4s
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Dec 28, 2008

    I Am A Korean Adoptee

    Hi, my name is Lori (Korean name: Jee Young Kim). I was adopted at the age of 4 and now I'm 35. Just recently I received all of my papers on my adoption which included a history report. It was said that I was found on the streets at 3 1/2 yrs, put in a orphanage than a foster...
    lmhara lmhara
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2013

    KAD (korean Adoptee)

    I was adopted from South Korea when I was 4 mo. old. I wrote a thesis about Korean adoptees in grad school and I am working on becoming the moderator for NOPAK, a group for KAD professionals.
    ameeker ameeker
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2007

    I'am a Surviver

    Hi my name is Kevan Jung Hyung Shave, I was born in 1973 S.Korea the city of Seoul. I was drop in a box as a infant in front of the Orphange. !979 I was adopted by a American family when I was 5yrsold. I lived in Mass. My adoptive mother had 3 of her own kids already...
    kevanshave kevanshave
    31-35
    5 Responses Dec 11, 2008

    I Am a Korean Adoptee

    I was told that I was adopted from South Korea at the age of 2 and a half, from the city of Deagu.  I would love to find out who my biological parents are, or at the very least be able to get some family history about them, so that I can understand my biological history...
    cardshark1521 cardshark1521
    22-25
    1 Response Mar 24, 2009

    Reflections In The Mirror...

    As I lay here beside my little girl I think about what the first 16 months of my life were like... My daughter is 8 months old and already there is such a deep connection. I wonder if I had this connection with my birth mother... If she rocked me to sleep, held me as I cried...
    Seoulfulgirl Seoulfulgirl
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 19, 2013
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