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Kim Woi-Seon, Executive Director of the Korean Association of Adoptive Family Counseling and Education (KAAFC), visited our office yesterday to discuss working together with G.O.A.'L.
In the future, we hope to work together to hold annual seminars, provide free counseling for biological parents, and conduct meetings with domestic adoptees and their families.
- By kerick023 months 1 week ago0 commentsAdoptee Stories
After meeting with my birth-mother back in 1991, my activism started with meeting many adoptees, organizing ourselves to have a sense of community, making a place where people like us could exchange and not feel like the only one. I made the big move to live in Corea for 13 years (1993-2006) where I first learned a lot about that new society, and with friends and allies, brought awareness about overseas adult adoptees returning to their birth-land. For a long decade I dedicated myself to adoptee’s rights (F4 visa, birth family search, etc.) and also developed my art practices.
- By kerick023 months 3 weeks ago0 commentsOffice life
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 kerick023 months 3 weeks ago0 commentsAdoptee Stories
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 kerick023 months 3 weeks 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 kerick024 months 5 days ago0 commentsAdoptee Stories
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 kerick024 months 1 week 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.