Take Action

Host a dialogue or debate about the pros and cons of international adoptions. Include information on the continuation of adoptions from South Korea given the nation's current economic success.

Convene a forum on current issues related to the Asian-American community and/or the development of Asian-American identity. Consider differences in identity development for children of Korean immigrants to the united States and Korean children adopted by U.S. families who are not ethnically Korean.

Study the intersections of U.S. foreign policy and trends in international adoptions. Share what you learn with your community and policy makers.

Provide a public forum for members of families that have adopted across national, racial or cultural lines to share their stories, perhaps as a way of interesting other families in adoption or helping prospective adoptive families realistically prepare for the challenges of international, interracial or intercultural adoption.