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
Exactly one year ago, I had the distinct opportunity of meeting a woman whose life work was dedicated to helping orphans and abandoned children – a work that has had a direct impact on my life. She has always put the needs of others ahead of her own and is such an inspiration. There were… Read More A Meeting That Changed My Life
For as long as I can remember, holidays, specifically Christmas, have always been my favorite times of the year. Looking back at past Christmases, I think the reason they were so good was because my family had traditions that we would repeat every year. Korean holidays follow along the same lines, in that most of them are based… Read More Korean Holiday Traditions
Our guest blogger this week is Cynthia Landesberg, a reader who has connected with us via this blog. Cynthia is a life-long Marylander who lives with her husband and 3 1/2 year old son, who is also a KAD. She most recently worked as a lawyer at a family law legal clinic, but now spends her… Read More From Adoptee to Adoptive Parent
A wise mentor once told me, “Almost every conflict/frustration/disappointment in life can be traced back to an unmet expectation. If spelled out clearly in the beginning, you can avoid a lot of heartache!” Unfortunately, this key piece of advice that I now live by came a little too late – several years after my birth family… Read More Stop Treating Me Like Your Daughter!