Korea

9 Days Korea Free and Easy Itinerary for Winter – Initial Planning – Parents Article

We make use of the long weekend to firm up on our year-end holiday. Our criteria is simple – it must have SNOW! ☃ In fact, it was Edison’s idea because he enjoyed his first snowy winter vacation so much last year that he wants to see snow again this year. So, we decided to go to Korea and stay in a ski resort. And now, it’s time to plan our Korea free and easy itinerary. Why Korea, you may…

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Holt Adoptee Reunites With Foster Mom in Korea – Foster Parents Article

When a heartbreaking event led the Lee family back to Korea, Joshua Lee had the chance to meet a very special woman in his life — the woman who cared for him before he came home to his adoptive family. Joshua with his foster mother and her new foster baby. “Was I just like that baby?” Joshua asked his mom as they spent the day reconnecting with his foster mother. She spent only five months with Joshua, but remembered him…

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Top 10 Family-Friendly Ski Resorts in Korea – Parents Article

Today, I will bring you to the top 10 family-friendly ski resorts in Korea. If you’re looking for a specific type of ski resort to meet your skiing needs, I hope this post will be helpful to you. We had SO much fun during our first snowy winter vacation in Hokkaido last year. Hence, we’re planning for another trip this December. This time, Edison said he wants to learn skiing. I would love to return to Hokkaido for its powder…

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That Felt Like a Mother’s Love – Foster Parents Article

After traveling to meet their former foster mothers in Korea, adoptee siblings Emma and Isaiah Perron finally understand what their parents always told them — “You were greatly loved in Korea.” This post written by Lisa Perron — Emma and Isaiah’s mom — originally appeared on catholicfam.org.  Emma meets her foster mom for the first time since she left Korea to join her family. The first night our Korean-born son arrived home, he cried for his foster mother. Less than thirty-six…

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That Felt Like a Mother’s Love – Foster Parents Article

After traveling to meet their former foster mothers in Korea, adoptee siblings Emma and Isaiah Perron finally understand what their parents always told them — “You were greatly loved in Korea.” This post written by Lisa Perron — Emma and Isaiah’s mom — originally appeared on catholicfam.org.  Emma meets her foster mom for the first time since she left Korea to join her family. The first night our Korean-born son arrived home, he cried for his foster mother. Less than thirty-six…

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140 Children, Forever Loved From Korea – Foster Parents Article

Together, Mrs. Yang and Mrs. Kim have fostered over 140 children in Korea. Last month, they visited Holt families in Oregon — an experience they, and the adoptees and adoptive families they met, will never forget. Mrs. Yang sat in a room at Holt’s international headquarters in Oregon — sobbing. She clutched the glossy photobook to her chest then set it down to cover her face with her hands. The photobook was sent to her by a Holt family, and…

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Saying Thank You in Korean – Foster Parents Article

While traveling on Holt’s 2012 Adult Adoptee Heritage Tour of Korea, Kim Buckley met the foster family that cared for her before joining her family in the U.S. This piece originally appeared in The Daily Nebraskan, the daily newspaper of The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Kim with her foster mom and her foster sister, who also helped care for Kim while she was waiting to join her adoptive family in the U.S. I found out why there is a stereotype of Asians being bad…

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