This blog started on the fourth anniversary of seeing my Korean-born son’s face for the first time. That first glimpse was only of a photo and it would several more months before we would travel to Korea to meet him in person.
My son has changed my life in ways I couldn’t have imagined that day in March 2006 when I first saw his photo. Since that time we’ve become a multicultural family, embracing the culture of our son’s birth.
This blog is intended to help other families with Korean-born children by sharing resources we’ve found. My plan is to have a short post everyday for the next year and that every day will have a theme. Those themes will include cultural information, books and movies we recommend, language, recipes, and information about holidays when they come around.
Whether the posts will continue after the first year will largely depend on how much we get covered. Our family life is so much richer since we’ve embraced Korean culture. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.
I just came across your blog and am so happy to have found it! My family is in the process of adopting a son from Korea (we could get the call to travel any time now!) and are trying to learn all we can about Korean culture. Thank you for sharing this – we will be reading!
I love your blog.
I volunteer to guide 20-30 Korean adoptees and adoptive families to Korea every year.
I love to work with them and I learn so much from adoptive families.
I don’t have time to make blog like yours, but if you want to check out the pictures please do so at http://www.2009sejongkoreatrip.shutterfly.com and http://www.2010sejongkoreatrip.shutterfly.com.
I will keep visit your blog:)
Wow, I just found your site from Amber’s site. Really love it. My son (Korean, only child) is 7 years old and for a while we felt like we were almost alone among Korea adoptive families trying to incorporate Korean language and culture into our lives. Thanks for all the resource links!
Courtney, glad you found the site. I so relate to your comment. Our son is an only child as well, and we often feel like one of the few families trying to incorporate his birth culture into our family. I’m so thankful for the Internet so we can connect with families like yours.
Thank you for doing this. I have 3 from Korea (7 yo son, 6 and 5 yo daughters). What about a listing of Korean cultural camps? Or something regarding groups like KAAN? I would love to list this site on my listing of websites for parents to check out on my parents resource table for the camp I volunteer at.since it’s very informative!!!
Jen, those are great ideas! Can you send me information about your culture camp? And I can certainly add KAAN. Feel free to list or link to this site on your site.
Do you review books? Check out my book, “Persimmon”, which hit #10 on the Amazon bestseller list of Asian American fiction…and thanks!