A Korean adult adoptee shares what motivated her to search for her birth mother—and the feelings she grappled with when she was unable to find her.
[Book Review] The Hundred-Year Flood
This debut novel by a Korean adoptee explores love, loss, and finding yourself across the world.
“Our Stages of Labor and Delivery”
Although I did not endure physical childbirth, I know every emotion that pours in when motherhood begins.
“Music in His Genes”
My son craves the comfort of music the way other kids his age rely on their blankets.
“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.
International Adoption – Country Overviews and Agency Listings
Read up on basic facts on the most popular sending countries for adopted children in this overview of international adoption, plus find adoption agency listings by country.
Retracing a journey I had made 23 years earlier inspired unforeseen emotions about my past, and about one child’s future.
How We Decided
No one adoption route is right for every family. AF readers describe the thinking that went behind the route they chose.
[Book Excerpt] Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home
In this excerpt from her adoption memoir, Kim Sunée describes the hunger she experienced as a child, and how food helped her bond with her adoptive family.
My son’s skin is red, dry, and itchy. What’s going on?
Meeting the In-Laws
Our Korean-born daughter is engaged to a Korean man. We’re thrilled — but how do we discuss adoption with his family?
The Elephant in the Room: Handling Racism
We want to start teaching our daughter about racism early on, but we have no idea where to start.
Ask AF: Honoring a Birth Name
Adoptive parents who adopted their child internationally from Korea wonder how best to honor her birth name when the name has already been legally changed.
Korean Adoptee Is a Top Yankees Prospect
Robert Refsnyder, a Korean adoptee, hopes to become the Yankees’ starting second baseman after playing in the minor leagues.
Q&A with Maggie Jones About Adult Adoptees Who Move Back to South Korea
We spoke with Maggie Jones about her NYT article on the wave of adult adoptees who are moving back to South Korea—how she came to write this piece, and the overwhelming response she’s received.
South Korea Adoption Fast Facts
Wondering how to adopt from South Korea? Find statistics, prospective parent requirements, personal adoption stories, and an average budget and timeline.
[Book Review] Make Me a Mother
AF reviews a touching memoir that examines the human experience through the lenses of adoption, race, and family.