Check out this podcast series by Kaomi Goetz, an American journalist living in Korea, a Fulbright US Senior Scholar 2016-17, and a Columbia University School of Journalism graduate.
ADAPTED is a podcast that explores the experiences of Korean-American adoptees who repatriate or resettle in Korea. Since the 1950s, an estimated 200,000 children have been adopted internationally from Korea. The experiences of adoptees are as varied and unique as each’s circumstance, yet most know their stories from a similar starting point — as international adoptees. What happened before, as Korean children, with families and roots as deep as ginseng? What happens after when adoptees return to this land to rediscover, uncover, learn and reflect? These are their stories.
KAOMI GOETZ is an award-winning Korean-American public radio journalist and a Korean adoptee. As a 2016-7 Fulbright US Senior Scholar, she is reporting on the experiences of these Korean adoptees who have returned to their origin country to live. She is a 2001 graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She first left Korea in 1971 as a five-month-old infant bound for a new life in the U.S. She returned to live in Korea more than 40 years later and is currently based in Seoul, Korea.
Below is an adoption picture of Kaomi in 1971, and a recent head shot.