Archive for June, 2008

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Becoming a Multiracial Family

Two years ago our family changed from caucasian to Korean-American through the wonderful journey of adoption. When we embarked on this journey, I had no idea how much my life would change or how much I would change.

When we began our journey toward adoption in January 2006, I knew nothing about the Korean culture. I couldn’t say anything in Korean, didn’t recognize hangul, or truly believe that racial lines still existed in this country. Boy, have I been educated on numerous fronts in the last two years.

I started this blog as a way to document our journey into the Korean culture, encourage and educate others who are on the journey, and occasionally rant about those who don’t feel embracing your child’s birth culture is important.

For those who don’t recognize it, the blog’s name comes from a song from Disney’s Tarzan (both movie and musical). It fits how we view our family now—not just American but Korean with extended family (who we’ve never met) living half way around the world. And the photo in the header is one I took at the Korean Folk Village in Suwon, South Korea. It’s of a traditional Korean kitchen, the heart of the home.




My Korean Culture Blog

Just a reminder that if you want to learn more about Korean culture (both traditional and pop culture), language resources, and cooking, check out my other blog: thekoreanway.wordpress.com It's filled with resources for adoptive families or anyone interested in Korean culture.

Favorite Korean Movies-TV Shows

Be Strong, Geum-Soon
Please Teach Me English
Spy Girl
Tae Gu Ki
Chunhyang
2009 Lost Memories

Contact Me

2worlds1familyblog at gmail dot com

It’s a Small World After All