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Asian. Adoptee. Actor.

Tag / korea

Needle in a Stack of Needles

I began my birth family search with energy. Filled out all the forms. Blew the dust off my adoption records and dutifully found as many “facts” as I could. And then – dead end. With the information I have, there’s really nowhere to go. Unless I try some other routes. After meeting with some friends […]


From where I write, it’s the day after Mother’s Day. In Korea, I don’t try to blend in. I’m wearing engineer boots and I take big steps. My friends and I stomp around the city and gather footage like scientists. Each specimen carefully slotted on glass. This year, on the holiday I’ve come to slightly […]

The Search – Over?

Well, that was fast. After I sent the requested form to Holt Korea, I received a reply that same day: Dear Ms. Joy Osmanski, Thank you for your contact and the completed request form. To search birth family, we need any of identifying information about your birth family. But as you may know from your […]

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