Our organization focuses on bringing adoptees to Korea and linking them not only with other adoptees, but with Korean society as well. Our aim is to strengthen these connections and in doing so, our brand needs to be in line with our overseas audience as well as our audience in Korea. With the new rebrand, G.O.A.’L. aims to focus on an image that better communicates our mission and organization to a Hangul-reading audience, which also helps us in our mission to not only maintain, but to improve our services to adoptees living in Korea.
- By kerick026 days 6 hours ago0 commentsHot topics
I am not just any tourist who wants to get to know the country and writes a book about the food there. To some extent it is also a journey to what I left behind when I left the country 34 years ago. A past to work on even if it was only a short time. It belongs to me, without it my life would not be the way it is now. Circumstances started my life here and then brought me to Germany. Two people in Germany who already had two sons of their own had the wish to adopt a girl in 1983. It was more of a coincidence that it was Korea, but for me it is of course the best thing that could have happened.
- By kerick026 days 7 hours ago0 commentsLiving in Korea
Compte tenu de la pandemie covid actuelle, nous souhaitons venir en aide a ceux qui vivent en Coree mais qui ne sont pas eligibles a l'aide gouvernementale. Par consequent, le NCRC en collaboration avec G.O.A.’L., s'efforce d'assister les adoptes vivant en Coree et etant en difficulte du a covid, tel que chomage.
- By kerick022 weeks 1 day ago0 commentsHot topics
Growing up as an adoptee is an experience to say the least. You know you're different. You look at a family photo and the only Asian faces you see are yours, a sibling’s perhaps, and that's generally it. It doesn't mean it was hard, but it doesn't mean it was easy. Everything you do is judged by others who in turn use this to determine how to "define" you. You'll either go with the flow or be hardened by it to a degree, but you'll definitely be stronger than most around you for it.
- By kerick022 weeks 6 days ago0 commentsLiving in Korea
G.O.A.’L. offers a step-by-step guide to all the documents you need when applying for your F-4 visa. However, some recent updates have been made to obtaining the F-4 visa. One of the biggest changes is the requirement of an apostilled* criminal background check (CRC), which must be completed in your adoptive country. Getting a criminal background check (CRC) can seem like a daunting task with many steps and forms to fill out.
- By kerick023 weeks 1 day ago0 commentsHot topics
Je ne peux pas me plaindre, j'ai été adopté par des parents aimants qui m'ont tenu la main et me tiennent encore la main. J'ai eu une très belle enfance et adolescence dans une petite ville belge, Binche, qui se trouve dans la province du Hainaut en Belgique.
I can't complain, I was adopted by loving parents who held my hand and still hold my hand. I had a very good childhood and adolescence in a small Belgian town, Binche, which is located in the province of Hainaut in Belgium.
- By kerick024 weeks 8 hours ago0 comments
My first visit was in 2010 for a summer study abroad program. The trip started for me when I got on the plane. I had never been around or seen so many Korean people before in my life. I felt very intimidated and scared of what they thought of me.
- By kerick021 month 2 weeks ago0 commentsHot topics
It took me 24 years to meet another Korean adoptee (who wasn’t my brother) and for me, it was somewhat of a turning point for my adoptee identity. While I was able to talk about feelings and experiences I had never really been able to share with others, I also began to question my own identity as an adoptee.