Reiki Master Heather Schultz Gittens and Her Journey to Healing

IAMAdoptee spoke with Reiki Master Heather Schultz Gittens, adopted from Korea, about her experience in finding meaning and healing through the practice of Reiki. What is your name(s)? My name is Heather Schultz Gittens. My birth name is Huh Mee-Young. My pronouns are she/her. How do you identify yourself? My identity is not limited to […]

The Gathering – Mary Lee Vance

The First International Gathering of Korean Adult Adoptees was held in 1999, Washington, DC.  This three day event invited Korean adoptees from all over the world. About 500 of us came together to spend time sharing our experiences.  For many, it was the first time being in a room where they entered as an adoptee […]

The Gathering – Dottie Enrico

The First International Gathering of Korean Adult Adoptees was held in 1999, Washington, DC.  This three day event invited Korean adoptees from all over the world. About 500 of us came together to spend time sharing our experiences.  For many, it was the first time being in a room where they entered as an adoptee […]

IAMADOPTEE Interviews Dr. Judy Eckerle of the Adoption Medical Clinic

IAMADOPTEE is about shining a light on the way adoptees contribute to the adoption community at large. IAMADOPTEE speaks to Dr. Judy Eckerle, pediatrician and Korean adoptee, as she prepares for the second annual gala for the Adoption Medicine Clinic at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.   Hey Judy, can you give us […]

How Meeting the Jeons Has Changed My Life

There are distinct moments in life that help to shape and define who you are. Many times, you do not even realize how these milestones affect you as a person until months or years later. For me, one such moment was meeting Whitney’s birth family. When we began the initial planning stages of our 2014 […]

Omoni

February 3, 2015 Omoni, Today is your birthday. I’ll admit I was expecting to have met you by now. But I understand. It’s strange to know that you are real. For so long, and even so now, you remain a figment of my imagination. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that you are not just an […]