The Lucky One

Dramatic tears. Hugs all around. Curtain closes. End scene. I think this is how people often envision birth family reunions. I probably used to think the same way. But now, 7 years into my own reunion, I know how things are so not like that at all. In those 7 years, my family had just about… Read More The Lucky One

Hesitant Hanguk

Recently, some friends informed us of a Korean class that happens on Saturdays not too far from our home. Whitney was immediately intrigued and wanted to know everything she could learn about it. Lee – well, not as much! A few days later, our family called us from Korea. We were chatting and catching up… Read More Hesitant Hanguk


Many of you know that this weekend in Korea is the celebration of the lunar new year or Seollal. Every year around this time, I think about the Seollal I got to spend with my birth family shortly after our reunion in 2011. It was a confusing, enlightening, painful, joyful, enriching experience. After my return… Read More Seollal