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Since the Korean War, over 100,000 children have been adopted into U.S. families, and more than 150,000 around the world. Those adopted from the late '50s into the '80s are now adults, many with their own families, children and even grandchildren.

As adults, Korean adoptees often develop a strong desire to know more about their birth country and heritage, and a need to address issues related to their adoption (i.e. identity, ethnicity, search, reunion, relationships, family, etc.) by networking with other Korean adoptees. So in the mid '80s, informal networks, associations, and organized meetings began to emerge around the world as adoptees shared their experiences. And in 1999, the First International Gathering of Korean Adoptees took place in Washington, D.C., in which over 400 adoptees came together from all over the world.

The First International Gathering led to "Mini-Gatherings" for adoptees all across the U.S. in cities such as: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, Portland and Denver.

Like the Mini-Gatherings before, the weekends will be focused on having fun and getting to know other adoptees, in a location where there are lots of places to go, and plenty to do and see. If you've been to a Mini-Gathering before, you know it's a fun weekend. If you haven't, this is a great, low-key way to get involved and find out what the Korean adult adoptee community is all about.

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  • Korean
  • May 5, 2003
  • English

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