Korean Adoptees: Homeward Bound?
Hyphen Magazine discusses the growing number of Korean adoptees who are returning to their birth country for extended periods of time, mostly to serve, learn, re-connect with their birth families:
...The adoptee social scene isn't all nightclubs and cocktails. As more adoptees make the move to Korea, the burgeoning community has expanded to include volunteer work at orphanages, lectures at an adoptee guesthouse called KoRoot and government-sponsored field trips. In the process, they're making their presence felt, forging a diverse subculture and asserting divergent political views on adoption. The result is a new diaspora that is fast becoming the heart of a growing global network of Korean organizations that is changing and challenging the institution of international adoption.