This is Me: Remember our past, celebrate our present began as a project to celebrate the history of Korean adoption as part of Children’s Home Society and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota’s respective 125th and 150th anniversaries. As the project grew, we thought it would be meaningful to celebrate all Korean adoptees; regardless of U.S. placing agency.
The purpose of this unique project is to celebrate and acknowledge Korean adoptees’ beginnings, their present lives, and their future opportunities. The goal is evident in the title—to always remember the important connections and histories Korean adoptees have, while celebrating their current lives.
This is Me has adoptees representing all four Korean adoption agencies (Eastern Social Welfare Society, Holt Children’s Services, Inc., Korea Social Service, Inc., and Social Welfare Society) and various agencies from the United States, including: Children’s Home Society of Minnesota, Adoption Service Information Agency (A.S.I.A.), Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, Holt International Children’s Services, World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP), Spence-Chapin, New Beginnings, Family Adoption Consultants (FAC), Dillon, and Catholic Charities of Minnesota.
The adoptees who participated in this project represent a small fraction of the thousands of Korean adoptees who have been adopted since the end of the Korean War—all of whom have had vastly different experiences. We would like to acknowledge and remember all of these adoptees as well as their birth, adoptive and foster families.
We are thankful to the adoptees and families who made this project possible. While supplies last, we would like to offer you the chance to purchase this book at a discounted cost of $20. We will also cover the cost of standard shipping to anywhere in the U.S. Thank you for sharing your lives and stories with us.Purchase This is Me Now