2016 IKAA Gathering Opening Night — Adoptee Togetherness

  • October 13, 2016
2016 IKAA Gathering Opening Night — Adoptee Togetherness

One of the most powerful moments of my first trip back to Korea was standing with hundreds of fellow adoptees on the first night of the 2016 IKAA Gathering. Incredible people of different ages, from different parts of the world, with unique gifts and experiences, sharing the same welcome in our shared homeland.

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Lunch with Pastor Kim, Mrs. Kim & their beautiful family in Anseong

  • August 15, 2016
Lunch with Pastor Kim, Mrs. Kim & their beautiful family in Anseong

I was invited to have lunch with Pastor Kim, Mrs. Kim & their beautiful family at their church in Anseong yesterday. The Kims adopted 3 children domestically and also have 1 biological son. The congregation welcomed me with a song, and I spoke with the Kims about the blessings of adoption and some of the shared experiences and challenges that both international and domestic adoptees face. After sharing our musical talents, we ended in group prayer for orphans & adoptees in Korea and everywhere. I'm so very grateful for such a powerful experience and to have met such a caring and special...

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Last Skype call with the fam before leaving for Korea!

  • July 26, 2016
Last Skype call with the fam before leaving for Korea!

Special thanks to all who have supported & shared the project on the final day! igg.me/at/seouljourn Last video call w the fam before flying out of Austin in the A.M.—love & warm wishes all around 💚 Next stop LA for a crash course in Korean culture in Ktown then off to Seoul on Thursday!

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Found a photo of me with my foster mother just before leaving Korea!

  • July 13, 2016
Found a photo of me with my foster mother just before leaving Korea!

Wow. Just got this photo of my foster mother and me just before I left Korea! The agency said she wasn't thrilled to give me up 😳 I'd love to thank her for caring for me those 3 months—maybe the "Please Talk to Me" shirt was a message from her to future me? 🙌 Help fund my trip back to connect with my Korean family & document it by supporting and sharing the Indiegogo campaign. Every little bit helps! igg.me/at/seouljourn

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