(By Teresa Armor) Ever since my earliest days, Iâ€™ve searched for connections with other Korean adoptees. Until college, there really hadnâ€™t been many, one or two here and there, but nothing that formed lasting bonds between us. Unfortunately college didnâ€™t open up any new adoptee connections for me either – this was early â€˜90s before the internet and long before Facebook and other social networking sites. Not surprisingly, in the past eight years, Iâ€™ve joined two adoptee groups – one being on Facebook where I can now count more than twenty Korean adoptees as my â€œfriends.â€ Iâ€™ve probably met in person only five or so, but still, itâ€™s quite an improvement on the previous tally of zero.
This result is mainly due to networking via the Korean Adult Adoptees of Central Pennsylvania (â€œKAACPâ€), also on Facebook, which is a smaller gathering of the larger group named the Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network, (â€œKAANâ€). Both of these groups have expanded and essentially grown for me, my list of Korean adoptee friends that I previously could only count on two fingers. [Read more...]