Adoptee Sarah Bowling founded Korea Reconnect, an online database that helps birth parents and adoptees look for each other without revealing their identities. http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141201001181
Highest ranking Asian American in a major city fire dept is a korean adoptee (in 2011). http://iamkoream.com/where-i-come-from/
Published in 2009, this was the most ambitious research into self-identity of Korean adoptees at the time. The basic structure is Korean adoptees into white families vs white adoptees into white families, which provides a good comparison and also some limitations. Read it here.
Old interview with Jane Jeong Trenka. My favorite quote: BTW: Do you think there is an Asian American aesthetic? JT: Are you trying to get Frank Chin to kick my ass? Read the whole thing.
A very good set of points to check before adopting transracially. Read the full list here. #10: 10. If you do not believe in White privilege, you should not be adopting a non-White child. I would amend that one slightly to say that if you can’t imagine that it exists, then you should not be adopting a non-white child. If you can imagine it, have an open mind about it, even if you don’t really get […]