Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Intercontinental Culture

What happens to a persons identity when they are raised in a different country then the one they are born in? How can being ethnically different from their family impact someone? How has South Korea's history shaped its adoption culture and how is that being changed today? In an article on NPR we learn that, "For the first time in Korean history, the country's adoption law has been re-written by some of the very people who have lived its consequences."  The article gives incredible insight into family life and how governments can interact with that. It is well worth the read. 
http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/09/09/346851939/in-korea-adoptees-fight-to-change-culture-that-sent-them-overseas