It's interesting how I always had a heart for adoption, and would love to one day adopt a child myself! Prior to coming to Seoul, I was hoping to connect with an agency or an orphanage in Seoul to help volunteer, as well as creating a food program to show kids how fun cooking can be!
Yesterday, I had an amazing opportunity to visit Holt adoption agency in Seoul with two Korean adoptee friends...and the crazy story behind this is just beginning...
The story behind how I fell upon Holt...my friend Jonathan Carfield (also a Korean adoptee currently residing in Seoul), had a friend visiting Seoul-Jonathan Fitzgibbon (also a Korean adoptee) from Los Angeles. This was his first visit to Seoul, since he was adopted in 1980. These two guys were friends since high school in Nebraska, but lost touch over the years. They only recently re-connected last year, and saw each other for the 1st time in 15 plus years in Seoul!
Jonathan Fitzgibbon was hoping to just stop by Holt to see if he can retrieve any additonal info on his past...only to find out that the agency actually had a lot more information on his biological parents!!! They were not able to disclose any info on our first visit, but JF made an appointment to go back to Holt the next morning to discuss further details.
While meeting with the agent at Holt the first time, all three of us were nervous and excited at the same time! It really felt like we were about to take part in something amazing, regardless of the outcome. Most of all, I was thrilled to be a part of this process! I cannot wait to see how all of this unfolds...
Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 09:18AM