Author Archives: Tracy Hahn-Burkett

A mother trying out a tae kwon do class, while in the process of adopting a baby girl from Korea

“Why Tae Kwon Do?”

“Why Tae Kwon Do?”

So far, each step I have taken into my future daughter’s world has taught me nearly as much about myself as it has about her culture.

One mother's experience opening an adoption.

“Unexpected Contact with Our Child’s Birth Mother”

We hadn't planned on an open adoption. But when my daughter's birth mother requested a letter, how could I say no?

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Fingerprints got in the way of adopting from South Korea

“Tripped Up During the Adoption Process By…My Fingerprints?”

As we marched through the approval process, my nerve was steady, my spirits high. But my fingertips failed me.

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