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Adapted

A podcast that explores the experiences of Korean-American adoptees who return to live or repatriate to Korea as adults. Adoptees talk candidly about their reasons for returning and reflect on the challenges they face and on what they discover about Korean society and themselves.
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Aug 31, 2016

Miranda Kerkhove, 41, is a Korean adoptee from The Netherlands. A translator by trade, Kerkhove's interest in her ethnic roots began linguistically and continues today through her devotion to learning the Korean language. Despite moving back to her birth country, Kerkhove describes situations that make her feel a sense of duality, of uneasiness and comfort. 

Aug 24, 2016

Megan Arnesen, 30, of Plymouth, Minnesota spent the summer in Daejeon, Korea on an English teaching internship. She's a Korean-American adoptee who had already lived in Korea, the land of her birth, previously. This time, Arnesen returned as a new bride and reflected about her reunion with her birth family, being raised in a nearly all-white community in the Midwest and about her feelings about being adopted. 

Aug 11, 2016

Listen as Madeline Yochum, 25 and Andrew Blad, 28 talk to us about their experiences growing up in North America and what led them to move to Korea. They're also a couple and share their experiences with dating other adoptees and what living in Korea means to them. 

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