Focus on Korea – Adoption Search and Reunion

April 17th, 2007
Categories: International, Korean

Korean Focus is a new site that I just discovered that looks promising. An interesting note is that the group includes not solely triad members, but also others interested in all things Korean. Korean Focus of Metro DC offers information and support to families interested in Korean culture and the Korean American community.....Our members and friends include adoptive families, adopted Korean Americans, and Korean American families. On this site, I noticed a request for Asian bone marrow. I have not seen such a request on an adoption site previously, although as I mentioned, this site is not exclusively for Korean triad members. This section of the Korean Focus site is for Korean adoptees and provides many interesting links on a variety… [more]

Korean Resources

March 22nd, 2006

In response to yesterday’s post titled Adoption Discussion Ideas, I received an email asking for some resources. Instead of replying to her privately, I thought that a blog would be more appropriate. I want to start out by saying that I don’t think it is unusual for a teenager to act out whether he or she is adopted or not. A teenagers rebelliousness may be just that. However, if it is more than that I strongly recommend a therapist. If anyone reading is in need of a therapist, please email me and let me know where you are located. I may be able to find a counselor or therapist to recommend who has experience with adoption issues. I also recommend the book Inside Transracial… [more]